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Deep Red (1975)
"Profondo rosso" (original title)

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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.

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Jacopo Mariani ...
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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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Flesh Ripped clean to the Bone... And the Blood runs Red... See more »


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The films French title is "Les Frissons de l'angoisse", meaning "The Shivers of Angst." See more »

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In Carlo's lover's bedroom we see them leaving in the following order: first Carlo, second Marcus, and third Carlo's lover. But they reach the door in the order: first Carlo, second Carlo's lover, and third Marcus. See more »

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Carlo: Look, maybe you've seen something so important you can't realize it.
Marc: But... I'm just trying to understand, because... Carlo You know, sometimes what you actually see and what you imagine... get mixed up in your memory like a cocktail... from which you can no longer distinguish one flavor from another.
Marc: But I'm telling you the truth! Carlo No Marc. You think you're telling the truth, but in fact... you're telling only your version of the truth. It happens to me all the time.
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Plenty of red to be seen and style to savor!
17 February 2008 | by (Brentwood, USA) – See all my reviews

Thrilling giallo masterpiece is considered by many to be one of the finest, if not the finest, films made by horror master Dario Argento.

When musician witnesses brutal murder, he joins a quirky journalist in the hunt for a mysterious killer.

It's not hard to see why many believe this film to be Argento's greatest and a landmark in the giallo horror genre. The film is an engrossing murder mystery, possessing many of the elements of Argento's great debut film The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970). Argento throws in lots of his unique trademark style with plenty of inventive set pieces, clever cinematography, and terrific atmosphere and imagery. Deep Red also has some of the most horrific murder sequences of the genre and there's plenty of gruesomeness to be had! Adding all the more to the proceedings is the energetic music score of Goblin.

The cast is also good. David Hemmings makes for a great leading man. Daria Nicolodi, who would later be long-time girlfriend to director Argento, shines as the journalist. Hemmings and Nicolodi have some nicely comical scenes together that add even more color to the film. Also worthy of mention is Gabriele Lavia in his role as Hemmings alcoholic friend and Macha Meril as an ill-fated psychic.

While this Argento fan still favors Suspiria (1977) as Argento's finest film, it's easy to see why Deep Red is considered his greatest by some. It's a terrific landmark thriller that firmly ranks as one of Argento's best!

**** out of ****


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