Having watched this again, I'm now curious about how different the remake is. They really don't make films like this anymore. It takes its time to develop its characters. Carrie barely uses any of her powers until the prom scene.. It's careful to build up the tension as the rope connected to the bucket wiggles for what seems like an hour. As Casey remarked, the camera is calm compared to modern films. It's not trying to fly all over the place, doing unnecessary CGI pass-throughs of fences and such. DPB does do some split-screen shots and the famous spinning-dancing shot, but they're not pointless. I think the spinning shot in particular brilliantly captures Carrie's feelings at the moment.
If I had a complaint, it's that their budget didn't allow Carrie to going on quite as big of a destruction rampage as you'd hope, with just a car-full of Nancy Allen and John Travolta getting blown up during her trip home. I remember in the novel the entire town suffering quite a bit from her anger. I wonder if the remake covers that aspect?
My daughters tell me it's time for more Lego Marvel videogaming, so I'll cut this short!
Watched: blu-ray from MGM.