Dressed to Kill (1980) - written and directed by Brian De Palma, and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen, Keith Gordon, and Dennis Franz… . A Brian De Palma classic. Yes I have been away on a project, so it’s been a few days since Ive been able to post some goodies from the vault, and here is one that I love. A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist’s patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder. Legendary Angie Dickinson’s favorite movie of all time…though she did use a body double in her shower scene, as she was nervous to appear in the flesh at 48 yrs old. As a young man, Brian DePalma followed his Dad with recording equipment to catch and record him with another woman - that experience inspired this film! Wow. DePalma and William Friedkin were battling it out for “Cruising”…and Friedkin won…so DePalma took his favorite elements of that film and worked them into this controversial film. Both films were slapped with an “X” before being cut down. The flirtatious scene between Angie and the mystery man is nine minutes long…with no dialogue at all. While the exteriors of the Museum were filmed in NYC…the interiors were actually filmed in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. It took poster photographic art director Stephen Sayadian five days to find the stiletto heels that we see in this classic poster…and he could only find size 11…so those shoes are stuffed… . Angie Dickinson famously wears Isotoner gloves… . #dressedtokill #depalma #mystery #suspense #horror #1980 #hitchcock #followme #follow #vintage #movieposter #retro #retrocool #movieart #classic #movies #film #filmmaking #director #jamesmerckcollection #dawnofnostalgia

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    jpmefford

    Great post! There is a fantastic video piece on the Criterion of “Dressed To Kill” that goes into great detail about this poster’s creation. 👍🏻

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    dawnofnostalgia

    @jpmefford I gotta watch it brother. Thank you!! 🤙🏻

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    moviescenesandstills

    I'm not a massive fan of this movie and I love everyone involved. I found it a little all over the place and most of characters pretty unlikeable. Angie was excellent (while she was in it the movie) ... Maybe I need to give it another watch, it's been a while. .... Great poster though ✌️👍

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    duffypatten

    Cool flick

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    skottdaltonic

    #showerscene

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    fvtvre_wave

    DePalma is god

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    fvtvre_wave

    oh, and Nancy Allen FTW

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    psmittydesign

    👌🏻

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    dogeatdave

    An absolute fave, I just found a VHS tape sitting on the street the other day!

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    monolithzero

    Great film!

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    dawnofnostalgia

    @moviescenesandstills 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

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