The Morning Read: Deconstructing De Palma, Best 80s Movies and ‘You’re Next’ as ‘Home Alone’

By  · Published on August 26th, 2013

The morning’s best writing from around the movie website-o-sphere.

Just leave a tab open for us, will ya?

“A Director Peers Into His Past” – At 72, Brian De Palma unravels his own phantasmagoria to explain how he crafts suspense.

“Julie Harris, 1925–2013: A Remembrance” – Dan Callahan profiles an actress who went toe to toe with some of the best of her generation.

“Primer for Silent Film Beginners” – Bouncing off Buster Keaton (who bounced off everything), Reddit user Mr_A delivers a simple yet thorough guide to getting started with the soundless greats.

“History of Film: Results From the 80s” – At the end of their feature on the decade of Do The Right Thing, Movie Mezzanine lists the ten best as an anti-listicle.

“There Has Never Been a Better Time for TV Criticism” – Matt Zoller Seitz is giddy about today’s TV writing.

“Why Watching You’re Next Makes You Want to Revisit Home Alone” – Brian Salisbury connects the dots between a bloody assault and the new home invasion horror from Adam Wingard.

Movie stuff at VanityFair, Thrillist, IndieWire, Film School Rejects, and The Broken Projector Podcast@brokenprojector | Writing short stories at Adventitious.