Monday, June 06, 2005

Compulsary elements of a Giallo :

Black gloves & knives.


(Taken from the first images of Dario Argento's "Bird with a crystal plummage" - definitely setting the style...)

Anecdote : Dario Argento never managed to get his comedians playing the way he wanted to for this particular scene. The movement of the hands had to be both very precise and very gentle on the knives, almost caressing. He ended up doing it himself.

First attempt for a definition of a Giallo : a film which is a detailed graphic record of the murders perpetrated (often on women) by a mysterious killer wearing black leather gloves and using a blade.

Probably fairly basic, but you have to start somewhere...

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