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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.
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.
It is wonderfully shot and has an interesting score, but I only wish the story was more fluid. There are times when this is very cool, but there are too many scenes IMO that were a bit dull between them. The acting could have been better too.
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.
The best Italian giallo slasher. Good mood masterfully created with Goblin's music. Mixes traditional contentions (man/woman). Rescreening did not change the score; maybe a bit ageing story. I did like the building where the killer used to live and wonder was it a set or a real thing. Extra close-up camera pan on toys was still stunning.
Lots of visceral satisfaction to be found here, and a few legitimate scares, though nothing as nerve biting as the best Suspiria scenes. Deep Red is seeped in Hitchcock and Freudian lore, for better or for worse, in a way that almost out-Depalma's Depalma.
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