Sunday, 8 February 2015

Capital Celluloid 2015 - Day 52: Sat Feb 21

Deep Red (Argento, 1975): Barbican Cinema, 7.30pm


Coinciding with Deep Reds 40th anniversary Goblin will be playing their original score live to a screening of the film at the Barbican.

Here is the Barbican introduction:
Along with 
Suspiria, Profondo Rosso is perhaps Argento’s most celebrated film and a total classic of the giallo horror subgenre in its own right. Its score is synth-heavy characterised by a chilling central theme.

Having been dissatisfied with the original soundtrack, Argento called local band Cherry Five in at short notice. They renamed themselves Goblin, and, legend has it, wrote the new soundtrack in one night. Originally inspired by bands like King Crimson and prog-era Genesis, Goblin’s unique sound is instantly recognisable and has earned them a cult status all of their own.

Time Out review:
Dario Argento's Deep Red is arguably the crowning achievement of the Giallo movement, a folm of breathless intensity, knowing strangeness and still unsettling brutality which also manages to be a sly, subversive and hugely enjoyable satirical attack on Italy's Catholic obsession with gender roles and sexual norms.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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