Thursday, January 26, 2006

The first impression matters

On the music of Gianni Ferrio's extremely elegant soundtrack,
framed by the silhouette of a butterfly,
a blue Fiat 124 Spider zooms on a small Italian country road.
It's driven by a very stylish brunette who eventually stops the car in front of her house.

Then the camera smoothly pans to introduce the other characters of the drama, caught in various places at the same moment. They are identified by carefully designed supers indicating their names and their respective links - exactly like a filmed version of a character list in a play.

This is the very sophisticated opening sequence of Una farfalla con le ali insanguinate (The bloodstained butterfly - Duccio Tessari, 1971), a giallo which could well be of a different flavour.

More about this film soon. In the meantime, find the movie here and do not miss Ferrio's great blend of classic and jazz melodies there.

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