Prestige Sleaze: Body Double

Body Double

USA | 1984 | 114 min. | Brian De Palma

Now Playing - Jun 26, 2024

Prestige Sleaze

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home’s telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl’s murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers—with porn actress Holly Body as his guide.

June 9 screening includes a 20 minute pre-show talk with Heather Marie Bartels about the film.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Brian De Palma invites you to witness a seduction...a mystery... a murder. It's Body Double a spine-tingling look at voyeurism and sexuality from the modern master of suspense. Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), an unemployed actor, is asked to house-sit at a luxurious hillside apartment. As a bonus, the home offers Jake a telescopic peek into the bedroom of Gloria Revelle (Deborah Shelton), who performs an arousing striptease. When Jake discovers another man is also spying on Gloria, he begins an obsessive surveillance of her. Soon a grisly murder leads him into the world of X-rated films where he meets sexy porn queen Holly Body (Melanie Griffith), who is a key to the crime. De Palma has created a gripping adult thriller of eroticism and horror!

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Principal Cast: Craig Wasson, Deborah Shelton, Melanie Griffith, Gregg Henry
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1984
  • Running Time: 114 min.
  • Producer: Brian De Palma
  • Screenplay: Brian De Palma, Robert J. Avrech
  • Cinematographers: Stephen H. Burum
  • Editors: Jerry Greenberg, Bill Pankow
  • Music: Pino Donaggio
  • Filmography: Scarface, Carrie, The Untouchables, Blow Out
  • Language: English

Heather Marie Bartels

Heather Marie Bartels

Heather Marie Bartels has been hosting global genre film events in the PNW for more than 15 years. Her passion for warmly engaging audiences in media literacy and critical thinking—as well as her academic background—have made her a fan favorite. She can regularly be seen speaking at the MoPop, SIFF, Crypticon Seattle, Emerald City Comic-Con, and at independent theaters in the Seattle area. Her most recent public interviews include actors from the films Hereditary, Barbarian, Friday the 13th, and Hellbender. She completed a BA with honors in Comparative Literature-Cinema Studies as well as several years of graduate school in Cultural Studies at the University of Washington.