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Deep Red (1975)

Profondo rosso (original title)
After witnessing the murder of a famous psychic, a musician teams up with a feisty reporter to find the killer while evading attempts on their lives by the unseen assailant bent on keeping a dark secret buried.

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A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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After the international success of Dario Argento's next film Suspiria (1977), "Profondo Rosso" was released in Japan under the title "Suspiria 2", even though it has no plot connections to "Suspiria" and was made two years prior to "Suspiria". See more »

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When Carlo is being dragged along by the truck, the wheels he is on are visible. See more »

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Marc: [Playing a jazz piece, Marc abruptly stops and address' the band] Great! Really, that's good. Very Good. Maybe a bit too good... Too Clean. Yes, too precise. Too... Formal. It should be more trashy. See what I mean? Remember that this sort of jazz came out of the brothels.
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23 September 2000 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

It is a very difficult job for me to pick between this and Suspiria as Argento's best work. Both are masterpieces in their own right. Deep Red is about a man that sees a murder committed and then tries to unravel the mystery of finding the killer. David Hemmings does a fine job in the lead as he walks the streets of an Italian city in search of this homicidal killer. As with most of Argento's work, the viewer should not try to make too much sense out of the plot, but rather enjoy the rich subtext and visual tapestry with which Argento paints the screen. The killings, most notably done with a hatchet, are inventive and decidedly gruesome. More than one time I found myself jump and wince(I suppose those are good things!) The acting, even though most dubbed, is very good. The set locations are very atmospheric as well. Argento's camera, however, is the principal character as it shows us all kinds of images related to plot and otherwise and reached into our subconscience for real meaning. This is first and foremost a visual film, and it certainly shows Argento's homage to his mentor's work, the films of Mario Bava.


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