Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Colors: Suspiria

I have chosen to share stills from Dario Argento's masterpiece, Suspiria as it is one of my all time favorite films. Watching it for the first time filled me with such awe--it was one of the most meaningful viewing experiences I have ever had. The way that Argento brings such life and richness to the film through color is still fresh and innovative even now. Not only are the sets and architecture in the film oozing with rich colors, so are the very lights which light the scenes. Reds, blues, greens magentas, etc., the colors add a whole other dimension to the film, a style which has become synonymous with Dario Argento's name and legacy. If you haven't already seen this fantastic Italian horror film, I hope that the following stills inspire you to view Suspiria as soon as possible!


Keith said...

Wow! You've got a really cool blog. I love it. I'm a huge fan of this film. The colors are incredible. It's a beautiful movie to look at. Great job here at your blog.

Bob Turnbull said...

"Suspiria" is definitely my favourite Argento film (with "Deep Red" nestled in closely behind). The colours are gorgeous and the music from Goblin is that final touch - I can't imagine that final walk down the hallway towards the old witch without it.

I love colour in film - I made fun of (or at least tried to) an article a few years ago by a writer who believed that very very few films used colour in any significant way - I even used "Suspiria" in my post.