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Summary: A musician witnesses the murder of a famous psychic, and then teams up with a fiesty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen killer bent on keeping a dark secret buried.
Damn fantastic use of the medium. The colour, the camera movement, the score, every aspect of the aesthetic composition is exactly as it should be to inspire a reaction from the audience. The content itself doesn't really merit 2 hours but it's a minor complaint and completely forgivable for such great presentation.
If this is Argento's masterpiece I would hate to have to sit through one of his "lesser works"! Tedious beyond belief, ham acting, grating soundtrack, weird unexplained characters, pathetic special effects, chock full of "horror" cliches and a script that made every character look like they were complete imbeciles ... Hemmings emotional lexicon runs all the way from A to A+. This almost makes "Dont Look Now" (a very similar looking film) seem good, except at least Deep Red has a reasonable story
I'm a giallo fan, and this ranks right at the top. For me, it's definitely Argento's best. His use of the POV-camera, as well as the audicious way in which he dared to set up the reveal of the killer, blew me away.
Deep Red's a lesser work than the supreme likes of Argento's finest films -- Suspiria, Opera and Sleepless -- but such a fact takes nothing away from its individual achievements. It's another audaciously structured, visually superlative work of Giallo cinema from one of Italy's finest filmmakers.
Slick, stylish, decadent, suspenseful thriller, with a disquieting atmosphere that continually puts its audience, like its victims, off-balance. Hemmings's character owes much to his role in Antonioni's _Blow Up_.
Finally I got to see Argento's "masterpiece", and I guess I can remove the apostrophes. Elegant as few. The soundtrack and cinematography are the stars in this one, Argento is like a majestic painter with the camera... Irresistibly tough.