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Re: Giallo

Postby ChiO » January 7th, 2014, 8:18 am

Ahhhh...Murder and the dance:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTb1HoqQk9Y[/youtube]

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vhcl2a_wjHU[/youtube]
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Re: Giallo

Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 7th, 2014, 9:41 am

Types and shadows of the genre to come. More proof that these stories all come from a single thread and are variations on a timeless theme.

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Re: Giallo

Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 7th, 2014, 10:19 am

As I said before probably the most interesting part of the Fulci movie was the stolen dream sequence from The Red Queen Kills Seven Times AKA The Lady in Red Kills Seven Times (1972). The film was OOP for years, but then issued in a double boxed set (with The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave [1971]). Unfortunately, that pressing also went out of circulation. The whole film is now available on youtube, but is in Italian--there might be a subtitled version, but I haven't found it yet . This is a fun giallo--nothing deep here, but very enjoyable with a nice mixture of gothic and modern overtones--something attempted in a lot of movies, but the results are rarely as successful as they are here.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP9pN6kTHfc[/youtube]

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Re: Giallo

Postby CineMaven » January 9th, 2014, 11:45 am

"You build my gallows high, baby."


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Re: Giallo

Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 9th, 2014, 12:09 pm

Great actress and two great films. When you see these movies, one of the fun things is finding famous people from other genres, another is seeing the homages to other films and inside jokes that the directors use to point (or poke fun) at other movies.

I mentioned My Dear Killer (1971) a couple of posts back. Here is the full movie. At the 41:12 mark, a young school teacher is about to become a victim and sits alone watching Corbucci's Django (1966) on TV, where a woman is whipped and beaten across the back (foreshadowing an attack with a buzz saw drill across her own back). She opens the door to the killer, remarking she has been watching an "terrible western"! Tonino Valeri was also a director of Spaghetti westerns (Day of Anger [1967], My Name is Nobody [1973]). Is he poking fun at Corbucci, one of the originators of that genre, paying homage, or saying that western era is over and giallo is the new modern violence?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlL4ZZJYsdo[/youtube]

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Re: Giallo

Postby CineMaven » January 9th, 2014, 9:23 pm

Mr. A., I know you know film. ( Click foto for review ) -

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Re: Giallo

Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 9th, 2014, 11:36 pm

Yes! This is my second favorite Bava film (Kidnapped AKA Rabid Dogs [1974]) is my#1). Beautifully shot and lit, with incredible colors. I have this on DVD, but KINO is putting out a version as well?

I don't really consider this a true giallo, although there is a definite mystery aspect about it. Like his other film, Kill, Baby Kill (1966), The Whip and the Body is something of a hybrid. Most gialli films have situations where it might seem that the killer is a ghost, or has supernatural abilities, but we later discover that they are all too human. In these two films, that suggestion actually carries weight because evidence of such is never disputed, but we are also confronted with a human solution, so there is room for interpretation and the films create more questions than answers.

S&M with a ghost?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rImTLksE4Hk[/youtube]

Oddly enough, perhaps the one supernatural trait that is common in giallo belongs not to the murderer, but the protagonist and that is the ability of second sight. All the Colors of the Dark (1972), The Psychic aka Seven Notes in Black (1977) and Spirits of Death (1972) all play with this idea to one degree or another, but gift has definite limits with the characters and we must sleuth along with them to sort out the fragmented puzzle.

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Re: Giallo

Postby CineMaven » January 10th, 2014, 9:02 am

What the hey...is this "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"?? Thank you for the feedback, Mr.A. If I printed up this entire thread, I'd have a pretty good study of the Giallo genre. Not that this applies but do you have any plans to see Spike Lee's remake of "0LD BOY"?
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Re: Giallo

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Re: Giallo

Postby CineMaven » January 10th, 2014, 11:21 am

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Re: Giallo

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Re: Giallo

Postby ChiO » January 10th, 2014, 1:07 pm

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I love movies. But don't get me wrong. I hate Hollywood. -- Orson Welles
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Re: Giallo

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Re: Giallo

Postby CineMaven » January 11th, 2014, 11:29 am

Mr. A., what's your favorite film? What's your favorite film from each genre:

* Giallo
* Comedy
* Drama
* Musical
* Western
* Film Noir
* Romance

And why?

I just want to get a general sense of you.

One good thing about being retired. I go to the movies when mostly everyone is at work or school and soon I'll get a reduced price, being a Senior. Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!!! :lol: I think. What am I saying...I'm freakin' old now! :cry:

* * * * *

I'll betcha ChiO would look GREAT in a fedora.
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Re: Giallo

Postby Mr. Arkadin » January 12th, 2014, 1:40 am

You don't have a sense of me by now? 8)

Hard to pick a single film to define a genre. My tastes change with the weather, so my favorite today might not be the same tomorrow. Probably the best assessment I could give would be from a post we had some years back where we could choose two movies for a desert island scenario. My picks were Out of the Past (1947) and Mon Oncle (1958) because they tell everything about life and the world in which we live that a person needs to know.


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