Monday, October 14, 2013

Suspiria: All the Colors of the Night

Hollywood decided that this October is the season of the witch, and that put me in the mood to watch Suspiria, Dario Argento’s film about a ballet academy that serves as a front for a coven of malevolent witches. But while it’s a horror movie, with a few gory scenes, it’s also one of the most beautiful films I’ve ever seen. The story plays out saturated in reds and blues and greens, and I’m not sure Argento allowed a single shot with pure white or black. Every dark or light is charged with color. Even when something awful is happening, it still looks beautiful.

Here, look.


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2 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:02 PM

    I could have done with out the shot of the woman's bloodied face right after the jump.

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  2. That's Jessica Harper...

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