Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento

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U of Minnesota Press, 2010 - Art - 293 pages
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Italian filmmaker Dario Argento's horror films have been described as a blend of Alfred Hitchcock and George Romero?psychologically rich, colorful, and at times garish, excelling at taking the best elements of the splatter and exploitation genres and laying them over a dark undercurrent of human emotions and psyches. Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, which dissects such Argento cult films as Two Evil Eyes, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Suspiria, and Deep Red, includes a new introduction discussing Argento's most recent films, from The Stendahl Syndrome to Mother of Tears; an updated filmography; and an interview with Argento.
 

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Contents

An Introduction to the Dark Dreams of Dario Argento
3
The Bird With the Crystal Plumage
35
The Cat ONine Tails and Four Flies on Grey Velvet
59
Le cinque giornate and Deep Red
91
Suspiria and Inferno
123
Tenebrae and Creepers
159
Opera and Two Evil Eyes
197
Trauma and the Changing Face of Horror
223
Epilogue
231
An Interview with Dario Argento circa 1985
235
Acknowledgments
251
The Films of Dario Argento
252
Select Bibliography
281
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Maitland McDonagh is a film critic and TV commentator who maintains her own Web site, MissFlickChick.com. She was the senior movies editor of TVGuide.com from 1995 to 2008.

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