Sunday, October 18, 2015

31 Days of Halloween - Day 18 - Movie 1

A pianist witnesses the murder of his neighbor, a psychic, then finds himself trying to uncover the identity of the killer even while the killer is working to block his investigation and kill him as well.

Profondo rosso/ Deep Red (1975) is a beautiful, stylized giallo by Dario Argento, with some truly gorgeous compositions and camera work. The plot, as with many giallos, is fairly convoluted and, like motivations and logic, secondary to the journey of the protagonists and to the murders themselves. It's best just to sit back and enjoy the ride without worrying too much about what route you are taking. It's easy to get sidetracked by details that don't make sense or add up in the end, but which make for interesting visuals, and keep this a riveting film to watch.

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