Poll: favourite Dario Argento film(s)?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Rocker, Aug 24, 2015.

  1. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

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  2. Daddy-O4

    Daddy-O4 Senior Member

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    Voted Inferno
     
  3. Solaris

    Solaris a bullet in flight

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    Suspiria, of course -- I saw it last year projected with Goblin playing the score live. I was hired by the venue to shoot the performance too, which was fun.

    I saw Opera last year for the first time and really enjoyed that one. Great visuals. Still quite a few I haven't seen, including Bird With the Crystal Plumage, which I consider a gap in my movie watching experience.
     
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  4. Guillaume P

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    She was Dario's muse from 1974 to 1985, she (co) wrote SUSPIRIA, INFERNO and maybe a bit PHENOMENA; she was more in the fantasy/occult/witch tales world than Dario obviously so thanks to her we have these masterpieces SUSPIRIA and INFERNO.
    Daria Nicolodi's best performance by far in a Dario Argento movie was in DEEP RED, she was very good in it and her duo with the late David Hemmings was compelling. It seems that she also chose Goblin to make the soundtrack so thanks to her to ask Dario to give a chance to this new band, they created a fantastic music for that film and then SUSPIRIA!

    RIP Daria and my thoughts are with the Argento family... :'(
     
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  5. ilistentoallkinds

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    Suspiria was my introduction, so many years ago, to the cinematic art of Dario Argento and to the world of Italian horror films in general. As a lifelong horror fan, seeing Suspiria, for the first time, changed my life and helped to broaden my view of what horror films could achieve in terms of sometimes violent and horrific, but genuine, visual beauty. Argento is a visual magician and a master of eerie, mesmerizing atmosphere. Suspiria is still my favorite work from him, though admittedly, I do still need to catch up with and watch more than a few of his other films, both earlier and later.

    Daria Nicolodi was my favorite part of Deep Red, by far, and I loved her in other Argento films, and she was the co-writer of Suspiria! She is a true cinematic icon-- a horror icon, to be sure, and I am a serious horror film fan, but she was and is a cinematic icon, period. I will be watching both Deep Red and Suspiria, later today (and I've lost count of how many times I've seen them over the years!), in memory of this amazing woman! :edthumbs:
     
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  6. Johnny66

    Johnny66 Laird of Boleskine

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    What terrible news. Thank you for all your screen work, Ms. Nicolodi - both on and off camera. :(
     
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  7. Guillaume P

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    The screenwriter Franco Ferrini is talking about Argento's new thriller, which will be shot this summer:

     
  8. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

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    It seems to me that the Spanish filmmakers have taken over the helm in the modern horror scene.
     
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  9. SmallDarkCloud

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    That would be Michele Soavi (Cemetery Man, Stagefright, The Church). Though he’s not young anymore, today. He is the next generation after Argento. Mario’s son Lamberto also directed some good films (particularly Demons).
     
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  10. SmallDarkCloud

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    Yes. For me, Alex de la Iglesia is as dynamic and original a director today as Argento was in the 70s and 80s. Not that his style resembles Argento’s (it doesn’t), but they both have a unique vision that can’t be summarized easily.
     
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  11. Guillaume P

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    Here's one of the first pictures of OCCHIALI NERI, Dario Argento's 20th film, a thriller about a blind woman (played by Illeana Pastorelli) and a orphan kid (played by Andrea Zhang) chased by a killer (played by...?) in the streets of Roma and its country side:

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    The shooting has started June the 28th so i guess that the film will be released in the italian theaters in early 2022?
     
  12. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    Votes for Suspiria and Tenebrae.
     
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