Body Double 1984



Jake comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet a fellow actor who needs a house sitter. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, Frank shows him his 'favorite neighbor', a well built woman who strips with her window open each night. Jake becomes obsessed with meeting her and is able to help recover her purse from a thief, but shows his own phobia, he is incapacitated by claustrophobia when the thief runs through a tunnel. When Jake witnesses a murder, he finds out that the police love to pin crimes on peeping Toms. Jake discovers that here are just too many coincidences but must hunt them down himself without the police.

Books on Body Double
Articles on Body Double
Kaelie Thompson, The Suspense-Thriller's Pygmalion Complex: Masculine Desire in Vertigo (1958), Les Biches (1968), and Body Double (1984), in: Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran (eds.), Classical myth on screen, New York, 2015
Kai Mihm, Pornorama-Wunderland, in: epd Film, nr. 3, 2012 pp. 24
Articles with substantial mentioning of Body Double
Georg Tscholl, "Peep-Art": vom Beobachten im Quadrat, Das psychoanalythische Kino des Brian De Palma, in: Thomas Ballhausen/GŁnter Krenn/Lydia Marinelli (Hg.), Psyche im Kino, Wien, 2006
Author:Kaelie Thompson
Title:The Suspense-Thriller's Pygmalion Complex: Masculine Desire in Vertigo (1958), Les Biches (1968), and Body Double (1984)
in:Monica S. Cyrino and Meredith E. Safran (eds.), Classical myth on screen, New York, 2015
Pp:83-93
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Vertigo (1958)
Les biches
Body Double (1984)
Author:Georg Tscholl
Title:"Peep-Art": vom Beobachten im Quadrat, Das psychoanalythische Kino des Brian De Palma
in:Thomas Ballhausen/GŁnter Krenn/Lydia Marinelli (Hg.), Psyche im Kino, Wien, 2006
Pp:319-343
Illustrations:  yes
Related person:   Brian De Palma
Author:Kai Mihm
Title:Pornorama-Wunderland
in:
Magazine:epd Film
Nr.:3
Year:2012
Pp:24
Illustrations:  yes
Related film: Body Double (1984)

Body Double
United States 1984

Directed by

Cast
Craig Wasson
Dennis Franz
Barbara Crampton
Brinke Stevens

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Year:1984
Running time:114 minutes
Country:United States
Language:English

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