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Daybill Movie Poster.Body Double is a 1984 American neo-noir erotic thriller film co-written, produced, and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson, Gregg Henry, Melanie Griffith, and Deborah Shelton. The original musical score was composed by Pino Donaggio. After the success of Scarface De Palma was offered a three-picture deal by Columbia of which Body Double was to be the first. The film was a direct homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock, specifically Rear Window (1954), Vertigo (1958), and Dial M for Murder (1954) taking plot lines and themes (such as voyeurism and obsession) from the first two films. The film was given an X by the Motion Picture Association of America Rating Board. Since many theatres refused to show X-rated films, De Palma had to re-edit the film as he did on Dressed to Kill and Scarface. De Palma cut what he called "a few minor things from the porno movie scene" and got an R. The film is now a cult film and currently receives positive reviews.