DePalma happens to be one of my favorite directors and Blow Out is one of my favorite films. You call it a Hitchcock rip off, but what films by Hitch does it rip off specifically? Did you know Blow Out is influenced by several films? What about Blow Up and The Conversation? Also, havent you learned that DePalma is a master visual stylist, not a mere "rip off" of Hitch? The guy has been making movies for over 30 years and has influenced as many or more directors than Hitch ever did at this point. You gotta do more homework on DePalma, the Hitchcock ripoff thing is what the most ignorant people say to label him and put him in a single box. Hes much more than that.
I personally like DePalma more than Hitchcock. I also still believe what QT said years ago and I quote "Great Artists dont do homages, they fuckin steal other movies blind". That goes not only for DePalma, but for Scorsese, Spielberg, etc etc etc etc.
lol influenced by blow up? its a remake of it, they just changed vision to sound
and i like depalma, dont get me wrong, he was even in my top 10 i posted a while ago
movies i thought of while watching Blow Out: Touch of Evil, The Man Who Knew too Much, North by Northwest, Saboteur, To Catch a Thief ..
and the difference between steeling and 'homaging' will always be unanswerd, i dont really mind but think it should be pointed out
ive done my homework in depalma, dont worry