Obviously that’s testament to De Palma’s character, he has you hanging on every word, but my first thought on leaving the cinema was that I wanted to watch it again. Immediately. And after watching it again? Watch every single one of De Palma’s movies from Murder a la Mod up to Passion.
The good news is that I’ve not read The Bonfire of the Vanities, which should at least give me a fighting chance of not completely hating De Palma’s adaptation.