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Obsession – 1976
Brian De Palma

Brian De Palma – story
Paul Schrader – screenplay

Cliff Robertson
Geneviève Bujold
John Lithgow

New Orleans businessman Michael Courtland’s life is shattered when his wife and daughter are tragically killed in a botched kidnap rescue attempt. Many years later whilst visiting Italy he meets and falls in in love with Sandra Portinari, who bears a striking resemblance to his wife.

A great music score, by Bernard Herrmann. It’s more like a film made to accompany gorgeous music, than a score made to accompany a film — the music expresses the drama and emotions that seethe inside the tormented characters. Very dreamlike and disturbingly romantic.

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