Archive for the ‘Giallo Fever! 2012’ category:
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When I first decided to learn as much as I could about the giallo, I was kind of starting from scratch. The genre certainly has its followers but is somewhat lacking in formal critical study. Sure, there are blogs out there that cover the genre, but
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Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly), the daughter of a famous actor, is sent to a boarding school in the Swiss countryside while her father is on location for his next film. While a bright and talented girl, Jennifer is not what the other girls woul
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I’ll admit that after four days of gialli, the films can blur together a little bit in your head. In order to keep them straight, I’ve started grouping them together based on common themes or important production notes regarding the film
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If I were to begin my summary of Day Three by doing anything other than talking about Deep Red, I’m pretty sure that there would be a revolution. Give the people what they want. Even accounting for the Q&A session with actor Tony Musante o
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My evening at the Anthology Film Archives began with a quick hello to the festival organizers Alessio Giorgett, Yunsun Chae and Alessio Grana; I had meant to introduce myself to them on Thursday and congratulate them on such an exciting lineup, but t
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As much as I’ve been looking forward to the Giallo Fever! film festival at the Anthology Film Archives, I’ve almost been more curious to see who the primary audience for these films would be. The intriguing combination of violence, cliche
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While I read a great deal about the red herrings and plot twists prevalent in gialli, I can now say first hand that the plots are indeed a little difficult to follow. Who Saw Her Die? tells the story of Franco (George Lazenby), an up-and-coming art
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In my attempt to go from zero to hero on the subject of giallo cinema, I feel that I have been given a rare opportunity to take a backward approach toward film studies. It isn’t often that you are given a chance to explore a (sub)genre from a
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A couple of days ago, the Powers That Be at Paracinema asked me if I would be interested in representing them at the Giallo Fever! festival here in New York City. My first reaction was yes, absolutely, I would love to. My second reaction was, wait, w