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Mikel Koven writes:
"One of my pet theories, as a big dePalma fan, is that he has studies
Hitchcock so closely that he can reproduce the Maestros scenes shot by
shot.  It is only Film Academics who see Hitch as a master and dePalma as
a hack."
I'm quite willing to listen to arguments defending dePalma's artistry, but
how does his ability to "reproduce . . . scenes shot by shot" contribute
to that?  I don't want to fetishize originality-for-its-own-sake, but
what then distinguishes Brian?
--Don Larsson, Mankato State U., MN