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Sisters

1973 / 92min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA

CAST: MARGOT KIDDER, CHARLES DURNING, WILLIAM FINLEY

SCREENPLAY - BRIAN DE PALMA, LOUISA ROSE
MUSIC - BERNARD HERRMANN

“What the Devil hath joined together let no man cut asunder!” The film that answers the question: what’s better than one Margot Kidder? The future Lois Lane plays French Canadian twins, one murderously deranged, the other dangerously protective of her; Jennifer Salt is their neighbor, an intrepid reporter who sees a gruesome murder take place through the window of their Staten Island apartment. A perfect Hitchcockian thriller while also being a perfect essay on the Hitchcockian thriller, Sisters is complete visceral pleasure from the opening notes of Bernard Herrmann’s score. With this film, De Palma got his first real taste of blood and starting twisting the knife. There was no going back.