By Megan Turner. Flaky film noir. In English and French, with English subtitles.
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Brian De Palma's new film, Femme Fatalebegins in darkness, with the muffled but gradually recognizable voices of Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck speaking on the sound track. As light filters by degrees into the frame, the audience sees a television screen showing the climactic scene between the two lovers in Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity. The camera backs slowly away from the TV set, revealing French subtitles on the screen, along with the reflection of a mostly naked woman, lying on a bed, watching MacMurray and Stanwyck in their final confrontation.
But nothing compares to the recent report that she and her husband, actor John Stamos, like to have sex on Disneyland rides. Asked about the rumor, Stamos laughs out loud, as if the idea is absurd. But it's not completely off the wall.
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Movies are never so much fun as when they contain an element of the disreputable. The appeal of cheap, trashy movies, with their fantasies of sex and violence, is that they lure us in with the promise of the pleasurable forbidden. A lurid and colorful Italian horror movie, a slick piece of Eurotrash exploitation, a shoot'em-up from Korea or Hong Kong can go directly to our pleasure center in ways that worthy, virtuous, dull movies can't.
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Chances are that more people will see him in this film, and that's too bad. Black Tie first appears -- in the attire for which he is named -- entering a swank Cannes hotel room occupied by Laure Rebecca Romijn-Stamos. She's lying on her bed, in her panties, with her back to the camera, watching Double Indemnity on tv.
AFTER more than 30 years of basking in praise most notably from the critic Pauline Kael and bristling at pans including personal attacks branding him a cynic, a misanthrope and a misogynist, among other thingsBrian De Palma seems to have acquired a suit of armor beneath his signature safari jacket. Reflecting in a recent telephone interview on the blistering reviews that greeted his last film, the life-affirming science fiction drama ''Mission to Mars,'' he said: ''The harsh response mystified me. I can only think it was because I made the movie. I was criticized because I'm considered the cynical guy who's always chuckling with his tongue in his cheek, and nobody could conceive of me making a movie that seemed to be sort of idealistic.