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Jan 18, 2008

awesome movie poster friday- the ARGENTO edition!



















13 comments:

dreamrot said...

I just saw that Deep Red poster this morning while I was surfing around. I love it.

sir jorge said...

best posters yet

Pierce said...

I have a question on the second "Phenomena" though. Isn't the name of the group "Motorhead" not "Motor Head" with a space?

I think my favorite out of this bunch is the "Deep Red" with the apple cheeked little doll.

JA said...

Faves: that red/white/black Suspiria poster and the last poster... possibly stupid question: what is Aesthetics of Blood? I googled it but can't figure it out.

Theron said...

So, Stacie, have you decided to give Argento another chance?

I got "The Stendhal Syndrome" for Christmas, but I haven't watched it yet. I hear it's awesome and more than a little fucked up. Sounds great, no?

RD said...
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RD said...

RE: Aesthetics of Blood - I found a higher resolution image. It's a poster for an 8-film Argento festival held in 2006. The poster is Japanese.

Stacie Ponder said...

Thanks, RD! I didn't (obviously) do any research into it...I just thought it looked...you know...awesome.

RD said...

I do what I can. And, to your credit, it does look awesome. :)

JA said...

Thanks, rd! And I third it's awesomeness. Really really beautiful.

cookie said...

Hey Theron

Stendahl is 'fucked up', but for the novice Argentophile it may represent a lot of later trends in his work - on the negatives: erratic editing, strange narrative jumps, oddly flat story-telling, excessive rape scenes... on the plus: incredible narrative leaps, violent editing, intense sequences, weirdness all over the place!

Maybe something smoother - the Blue Underground edition of Bird With The Crystal Plumage is fantastic, his first film and a beautifully shot, curios, full blooded Giallo. Deep Red is amazing - psychologically scary, twisted, prog rocky, intense and really disturbing on occassion. ANd then there's Inferno! Either hated sequel or masterpiece. I wouldn't really warn anyone off any Argento, even the maligned TV efforts Jennifer or Pelts, The Card Player (under-rated I think) and Sleepless (with it's fantastic score)...

Ryan Midnight said...

I love the ballerina SUSPIRIA poster! Excllent choices all around.

Amanda said...

LOL! I just left you a comment asking if you liked Argento and THEN I found this.

A friend of mine got me hooked on Argento. He ordered a bunch of the movies off the internet and I borrowed Suspiria first...I was in LOVE...

I can't wait for the next movie to come out this Fall...At least it's slotted to.