The Bonfire of the Vanities
DIRECTOR: BRIAN DE PALMA
CAST: TOM HANKS, BRUCE WILLIS, MELANIE GRIFFITH
SCREENPLAY - MICHAEL CRISTOFER
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY - TOM WOLFE
CINEMATOGRAPHY - VILMOS ZSIGMOND
Brian De Palma’s highly anticipated, big-budget adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s humungous best-seller turns the author’s respected social satire into irreverent broad comedy. An infamous flop, whose plagued production was the subject of another best-selling book (Julie Salamon’s The Devil’s Candy), De Palma’s film, starring Tom Hanks as a Manhattan socialite involved in a Bronx hit-and-run that becomes a media sensation, offers a variety of pleasures—especially its bravura long takes.