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re: Jim's 'to be watched' pile

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La_Comtesse 12:24 pm MST 01/28/07
In reply to: re: Jim's 'to be watched' pile - SimonJ 11:14 am MST 01/28/07

Black gloves is an Argento thing because it are actually his own hands you see, as far as I know they are not a giallo device. As far as I'm aware giallo's are not supernatural (and giallo's include taboo subjects, which are not to be found - as far as I know - in Suspiria).

Tenebre is a great movie, too bad it wasn't released under its official title: Sotto Gli Occhi Del Assassino.

Other great Argento giallo's (in my opinion) are Profondo Rosso, Opera and Non Ho Sonno.

Trauma had a ridiculous ending (reason for the killer) and Stendhall Syndrom was boring (I think, I totally forgot why I disliked it)
and Phantom Of The Opera (not a giallo, I think) sucked shit through a straw.

I haven't seen the cardplayer.

Oh, and Bird With The Crystal Plumage might be okay, but I saw that after some of his best and then it's just so-so.

Also haven't seen Four Flies On Grey Velvet.


> Agreed on Phenomena, but Suspiria does have some
> Giallo-esque elements - the black gloves, the elaborate
> kills etc. Granted though, it isn't an out and out
> Giallo.
>
> If you are talking Argento Giallo's though, Tenebre is
> still my favourite :-)
>
> > Nice I will try that.
> > I take it you do ofcourse know that both the movies
> > mentioned are not giallo's.
> >
> >
> >
> > > Hey, it's pretty damn close !
> > >
> > > p.s. If you haven't seen this site already, you might love
> > > it :-)
> > >
> > >
> > > > So The Woods is a mix of two of Argento's best ?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Suspiria and Phenomena:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Adolescent brunette woman dressed in white goes to a
> > > > ballet-school near the woods and talk to insects who tell
> > > > her that headmastress is an evil witch. She then battles
> > > > said witch who happens to have a deformed son who is a
> > > > murderous lunatic.
> > > >
> > > > Something like that ?
> > >


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