Sisters – USA, 1972

 – aka Blood Sisters – is a 1972 [released 1973] psychological thriller directed by Brian De Palma and starring Margot Kidder. This was the first thriller for DePalma, who followed this film with other shocking, graphic thrillers. De Palma was inspired by reading an article about the Soviet Siamese twins Masha and Dasha Krivoshlyapova.

The film is heavily influenced by the films Alfred Hitchcock (i.e. PsychoRear Window, etc.), and De Palma even persuaded Hitchcock’s semi-retired composer, Bernard Herrmann, to write the score. The film also uses unusual point of view shots and split screen effects to show two events happening simultaneously.

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