Excellent 52-minute documentary on the making of Dario Argento's SUSPIRIA. The documentary covers just about everything you could possibly hope for including the inspiration of the story, the director, the cast, the style, the music and of course it's eventual success all over the world. Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Jessica Harper, Udo Keir, Stafania Casini, Guiseppe Colombo, Luciano Tovoli and several Goblin members (Claudio Simonetti, Fabio Pignatelli, Massino Marante) are interviewed about their involvement with the film. Fans of the movie are really going to love this documentary because it really does answer so many questions about the making of the film. I think it's funny hearing both Argento and Nicolodi taking credit for the screenplay as the lady certainly gives her side that it was all her and the only thing Argento came up with was the death scenes. Of course, how true this is is anyone's guess. Other interesting stories is how the look of the film was influenced by Argento's love of Disney's SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS. It was also fascinating hearing how long it took to set up certain shots and the cinematographer Tovoli really gives one a great idea of the process of setting up the shots. Argento is also discussed in great detail as the cast members say he isn't too worried about the actors and how he often didn't describe their characters. The cast members also talk about their favorite scenes and discuss why they think the film was so successful in America as well as the rest of the world.
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