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Visual Essay Showcases the Artistry of Dario Argento


If you've ever seen the 2009 Belgian-French horror film Amer, then you know that the writing/directing duo of Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani are big fans of Italian Giallo cinema, taking particular inspiration from the visually rich artistry of Dario Argento.  Up next from the pair is another heavily Giallo-inspired effort called The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears, centering around a husband's nightmarish journey to find his wife, who has mysteriously vanished.

Such big fans of Argento's work are Cattet and Forzani that they cut together a stunning visual essay for the French channel Arte which pays tribute to their hero, exploring and examining the themes and repeated images that are present in his many films - from black gloves to frightened eyeballs, breaking glass to a whole lot of water.  In just four minutes, they've managed to pack everything we love about Dario Argento and his movies into the video, which is a must-watch for any and all fans of his films.

Check out the visual essay below, which comes to us courtesy of Twitch!