I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Mark Cousins introduction to director Brian De Palma’s 1976 horror classic Carrie. Readers can also read Cousins intro transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was November 8, 1998 (read here). Considering that former Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox had introduced it before in season 6 (read here), all of you are probably aware by now that I am a huge fan of the film. Either way, If any of you readers are interested, here is a list of my favorite Brian De Palma films (read here).
Here is a youtube video link to Mark Cousins Moviedrome intro to Carrie
Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer
Here is a youtube video link to an episode of his own BBC series Scene by Scene where Brian De Palma served as the guest
6 thoughts on “Moviedrome Mondays: Carrie (1976) (Mark Cousins intro)”
That was a powerful film that did justice to the novel. The later remake was pointless and lame, in my opinion.
Best wishes, Pete.
My only complaint about the movie was just how cruel the girls were to Carrie. I grew up with girls like that, and even at their worst, they would never throw feminine hygiene products at someone in the shower and yell, “Plug it up!” lol. But I guess that’s Hollywood for you. Gotta build up the hate so later…we might not…be THAT sad when they all die.
I hear ya and I am so sorry that you knew girls like that as well. I too feel that De Palma and the screenwriter were building up the hate so their deaths in the film would be satisfying to us. Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
Same here Pete 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂
Is Carrie the first film to feature twice on Moviedrome John?
It actually is Paul S 🙂 Anyway, thanks for dropping by 🙂