De Palma at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. film director. Born in Newark, N.J., he made his first feature-length film, The Wedding Party, in 1964 (released 1969). The commercial success of Carrie (1976) established his reputation as a director of graphic horror-suspense films. After openly imitating the work of A. Hitchcock in the 1970s, he found his own style in such films as Dressed to Kill (1980), Blow Out (1981), and Body Double (1984). He also directed The Untouchables (1987), Casualties of War (1989), Carlito's Way (1993), and Snake Eyes (1998).