ALL THE COLOURS OF GIALLO: MAY/JUNE
Over the next five weeks I will be taking a look into that stylish Italian genre, the bastard son of horror and crime thriller, Giallo!
Five weeks of Black Gloves and Crystal Plumage; of Terror, Torment and Torsos (naked ones AND bloody ones); of Macabre Mystery Masterpieces with liberal helpings of Sex, Style and Switchblades!
Join me as I explore the genre, look at the directors and stars who would become landmarks of Italian genre cinema and discover some hidden giallo gems with me as I watch them for the first time!
Here’s what’s in store:
TUE 8 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF CREATION part 1
A look at Giallo’s origins, its influences and inspirations, and the visionary director who tied them all together – Mario Bava.
FRI 11 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF CREATION part 2
We return to Bava and look at how the director’s Giallo films would help shape another famous cinematic subgenre: the modern Slasher.
TUE 15 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF THE 70s part 1
A look at how the Giallo genre grew throughout the 1970s, and how a new set of bold visionary directors helped the genre spread in several new directions.
FRI 18 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF THE 70s part 2
Ten Gialli. Ten very different films. Ten recommendations from the 1970s (one for each year) and why you should watch them.
TUE 22 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF FENECH part 1
The first of two in-depth looks at the performances of Giallo’s most celebrated siren, Edwige Fenech, featuring her work in one of the genre masterpieces of director Sergio Martino.
FRI 25 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF FENECH part 2
A second look at the performances of Giallo heroine Edwige Fenech and how she overcame her pin-up status with a stunning performance in another macabre movie from director Sergio Martino.
TUE 29 MAY: ALL THE COLOURS OF THE 80s part 1: FORGET OPERA
How Giallo’s heavy hitters returned in the 1980s and ensured the genre could live on in the age of the slasher. Examining Argento’s 1987 masterpiece Opera in depth.
FRI 1 JUN: ALL THE COLOURS OF THE 80s part 2: A TALE OF TWO CITIES
Continuing the look at the 1980s, with a comparison between Lucio Fulci’s New York Gialli; The New York Ripper (1982) and Murder Rock (1984)
TUE 5 JUN: ALL THE COLOURS OF THE 80s part 3: THE PLAY’S THE THING
The final part of the retrospective, looking at newcomer Michele Soavi and his 1987 breakout giallo, Stage Fright.
Are you guys looking forward to this?! Mark is definitely geared up for a very great breakdown of some horror goodies. Sound off in the comments with your favorite GIALLO films!
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