Brian De Palma
Born September 11, 1940
"I wanted to learn how to tell stories in pictures, and suspense movies were the best way to do it. Where you have very simple situations: the monster’s going to get you, or somebody’s going to kill you, or how to get rid of a body. And you have to figure out ways to make that exciting visually. That’s how I developed the long visual sequences that fascinate me to this day."
— Brian De Palma on transitioning from avant-garde comedies to thrillers, 2007