Fate seemed to be in Jack’s hands, but he couldn’t hold on to it. Because he counts on exact technology in a world where things are swayed by human “error” – or something more sinister.
Manipulative media has broken down every emotion and situation into a cliche which removes any kind of humanity or feeling. For media producers, it’s all just elements that make up a product – eroticism, drama, horror, whatever.
The famous shot with the woman reaching out to you – the audience – in front of the flag, is a striking reminder for our conscience. Reach inside yourself and search for your soul.
In a political climate which has established lies as something ordinary, De Palma shows us the terrible consequences of different people being disconnected from their brothers – in the city of brotherly love.