Dario Argento on the set Dark red. Belomo Archive
Solares Fondazione delle Arti, Cineteca Nazionale – In collaboration with the Experimental Center of Cinematography and numerous private collectors, curator Domenico de Gaetano and Marcelo Garofalo have put together an impressive number of videos, props and stage cosplay. Bring back the whole work of directors, screenwriters and producers who were intimidated by the B-Cinema realm on a 360-degree ride.
Original sketch of The Cat with Nine Tales. Property of Marco Strader
“Gray reality will never enter my cinema,” Dario Argento once said. The mole is implemented in Antoneliana through its cool and far-sighted universe-like cult objects. Dark redPresented at the Cinema Museum by Carlo Rambaldi, a master of special effects, or a rat-killing machine. Opera Phantom Produced by Sergio Stevelatti, starring in many Argentine films and lending to numerous parts of the exhibition, but also sketches of Bulgarian jewelry or Giorgio Armani’s costumes. Events, Not forgetting the frames where the director rediscovered the architecture of Italian cities, starting with Turin. And video of his film since thenCrystal feather birds (1970) a Black glasses (2022), recently presented at the Special Gala section of the Berlin Film Festival, when filled with wind music, is an essential element of Argentine cinematic alchemy. “The important thing is not the story, but how it is staged,” the director explained during the presentation of the exhibition this morning, stimulating his teacher Alfred Hitchcock and the “flying camera”. Psycho“When special effects did not even exist”.
Mechanical doll by Profondo Rosso. Original artwork from the Rambladi family’s personal film collection
From Hitchcock, curator Marcelo Garofalo explains, Argento borrows and develops “mental imagery”, “introducing the audience to the film and making him an accomplice of extraordinary mistakes.” “Dario Argento teaches us to see. It works in movie formats in such a way that they are both annoying and poetic, “the magazine claimed decades ago. Cahiers do CinemaAgain quoted by Garofalo, director Mick Garris when connecting from America, series creator Masters of Horror, Praises the Roman director’s “vague style of approach”. On the other hand, the masterminds of nightmares are Transverse: Quentin Tarantino, Guillermo del Toro and even the undoubted Banana Yoshimoto.
Suspiria by Dario Argento, Italy, 1977. Poster. National Cinema Museum Collection
“Dario Argento is an internationally recognized master of cinema,” said the inspiration for the Stella della Mol Award given to the director at the opening of the exhibition. The result: a director, but also an artist, in fact his dream movie constantly interacts with other art, creating a tempting visual universe and great staging through a vital and free use of the camera. Evaluates the study between optics and psychoanalysis. In the ghostly settings of his film, he gives Turin an unprecedented and disturbing image, which enriches our attention and mystery towards the city. ”
Excited thanks to the master of fear, between the applause and the devilish notes of the goblins.
Dario Argento. Belomo Archive