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If Only They Knew She Had the Power: Brian De Palma's "Carrie" Turns 40

When people write about Brian De Palma, they often take a moment to mention that he never quite managed to achieve the same level of commercial success as his contemporaries like Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Martin Scorsese. It's suggested that the reason for this is his preference for working with material that is darker, more disturbing and filled with lurid sex, gruesome violence and other audience-alienating elements.
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