American master Brian De Palma’s latest creation, Passion (a remake of Alain Corneau’s 2010 erotic thriller Love Crime), has welcomed a significantly more positive response than that of both his last two films, Redacted (2007) and The Black Dahlia (2006). Riding the wave of attention De Palma and his film have garnered recently, he sat down at The Film Society Of Lincoln Center for its Summer Talks series to discuss the film at length. This interview sees the director feeling a bit more open than he has in the current press tour, and his amicable demeanor here enhances a conversation filled with humor, production stories, personal asides, and creative insight.