The Design and Architecture of Terror: Dario Argento's "Deep Red"

Images (and sounds) of fear from the horror maestro's 1975 masterpiece.
Daniel Kasman

New York's Museum of Arts and Design is currently in the middle of a retrospective, much on film, of the family Argento titled Argento: Il Cinema Nel Sangue (Cinema in the Blood). I thought I'd use that series as an excuse to reanimate a geometry of images that've been sitting in the our Notebook crypt of the unpublished for some time, just waiting for such a chance to burst, crystalline and perilous, upon the site.

All are from Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975), which screens Thursday, April 26; featuring David Hemmings; production design by Giuseppe Bassan; cinematography by Luigi Kuveiller.

And for the soundtrack (by Giorgio Gaslini UPDATE: actually by Goblin):



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