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Old 12th October 2012, 10:10 PM
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theres been a lot of discussion as OPERA being Argento's best film
i disagree
i wasn't a big fan of TRAUMA
THE CARD PLAYER was ok
GIALLO is not a good film really, which is probably why he disowned it
DO YOU LIKE HITCHCOCK? - a very good and quite gory tv film
MOTHER OF TEARS - said before i enjoyed this despite some mad scenes
THE STENDAHL SYNDROME - underrated giallo
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA - the reason why Argento made this as there were some reviews stating hes made one OPERA so why this, is because the '43 version was the first horror film he saw and wanted to adapt his version and i like his film again despite some mad scenes
SLEEPLESS is an underrated giallo imo as i was longing to see this film for some time
PELTS and JENIFER are very good - like the former better
DRACULA - remains to be seen but i'll end up buying the dvd eventually
A fair summing up and one i agree with nearly 100%

I quite enjoyed Giallo myself. A decent thriller, totally different from his older works.
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I quite enjoyed Giallo myself. A decent thriller, totally different from his older works.
Exactly. It's not a bad movie, but... without the "Directed by Dario Argento" in the opening credits I wouldn't associate this movie with the master.
A decent thriller, yeah, but not an Argento flick.

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Old 3rd November 2012, 06:29 PM
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I had to vote for Inferno i just love all of the scenes , the alchemy , the witches , the cat throwing , the underwater lair , the colours and the whole overall atmosphere ....i understand Suspiria is probably his greatest achievement but Inferno is one that i just have a personal preference for
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Old 2nd December 2012, 05:12 AM
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Just ordered 3 Argento's that although I love are red haired stepchildren by many fans.

Bird With The Crystal Plumage (Ratio doesn't bother me)
The Card Player (under-rated)
Stendahl Syndrome ( this is a fave of mine, I love Asia)
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deep red's soundtrack is my favorite, I like his older movies but the new Giallo and Dracula not so great , I liked when he used different colors in the set the new films look like a tv show , but anyways his contribution to film is indisputable, he is still a horror master.
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Just ordered 3 Argento's that although I love are red haired stepchildren by many fans.

Bird With The Crystal Plumage (Ratio doesn't bother me)
The Card Player (under-rated)
Stendahl Syndrome ( this is a fave of mine, I love Asia)
Completely agreed with you there up until Stendahl. Sorry, I hated that one, but I loved Card Player
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Old 8th December 2012, 02:46 AM
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Completely agreed with you there up until Stendahl. Sorry, I hated that one, but I loved Card Player
I have a soft spot for Stendahl. Its just such a beautiful film. I really didn't get into Card Player the first time but it grew on me.
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Has anyone got the new Dario Argento book yet? Mine's been dispatched from play but not arrived yet :-( maybe today! just wondering if it was to fans' liking!
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Old 8th December 2012, 06:56 AM
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Has anyone got the new Dario Argento book yet? Mine's been dispatched from play but not arrived yet :-( maybe today! just wondering if it was to fans' liking!
Little behind on that one. What new book is that? Definitely a must have for me.
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Old 8th December 2012, 08:08 AM
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Bit of a different question here folks. What do you think is Argento's LEAST Agrento film if you catch my drift. What movie, if you hadn't known it was from him, would you have genuinly been sruprised to learn it was his due to be so un....Argento?
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Bit of a different question here folks. What do you think is Argento's LEAST Agrento film if you catch my drift. What movie, if you hadn't known it was from him, would you have genuinly been sruprised to learn it was his due to be so un....Argento?
That's a good question and hard because he has such a unique style that I can usually tell his films right away. First thing that comes to mind is 5 days in Milan..think that's the name of it. But it doesn't come across like him at all.

Even movies like Trauma you can tell he's basically dumbing it down for Americans but it still feels like his style.
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