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Dario Argento (born September 7, 1940) is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter. Argento is best known for his work in the horror film genre, particularly in the subgenre known as giallo, and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies. September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1940 calendar). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Argento and former partner Daria Nicolodi are the parents of actress Asia Argento. Daria Nicolodi is an Italian actress born on the 19th of June in Florence, Italy. ... Asia Anna Maria Argento (born 20 September 1975, Rome) is an Italian television and film actress and director. ...

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Early career

Argento was born in Rome. His parents were Salvatore Argento, a film producer, and Brazilian fashion model Elda Luxardo. He started his career in film as a critic, writing for various magazines while still attending high school. Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban...


Argento did not attend college, electing rather to take a job as a columnist at the newspaper Paese Sera. While working at the newspaper, Argento also began to work as a screenwriter. His most notable work was for Sergio Leone; he and Bernardo Bertolucci collaborated on the story for the spaghetti western classic Once Upon a Time in the West. Soon after that film's release in 1969, Argento began work on his directorial debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, which was released in 1970 and was a major hit in Italy. Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director who is considered by many to be on the short list of the greatest film directors of all time. ... Bernardo Bertolucci. ... Movie poster for Once Upon a Time in the West Spaghetti Western is a nickname for a broad sub-genre of Western film that emerged in the mid-1960s, so named because most of them were produced by Italian studios. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Luccello dalle piume di cristallo, also called The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, is a suspense thriller directed by Dario Argento (his directorial debut) and released in 1970. ...


His directing style was influenced by Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda, Sergio Leone, Alfred Hitchcock, Michelangelo Antonioni,Ingmar Bergman, and Federico Fellini. Mario Bava (July 31, 1914-April 27, 1980) was an Italian director and cinematographer remembered as one of the greatest names from the golden age of Italian horror movies. ... Riccardo Freda (born in Egypt, February 24, 1909 - dead in Paris, France, December 20, 1999) was a famous Egyptian-born Italian film director, best known for horror and triller movies. ... Sergio Leone (January 3, 1929 – April 30, 1989) was an Italian film director who is considered by many to be on the short list of the greatest film directors of all time. ... Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, KBE (August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was a highly influential film director and producer who pioneered many techniques in the suspense and thriller genres. ... Michelangelo Antonioni (born September 29, 1912) is an Italian modernist film director whose films are widely considered as some of the most influential in film aesthetics. ... Ingmar Bergman   (IPA: in Swedish) (born July 14, 1918) is a Swedish stage and film director who is one of the key film auteurs of the twentieth century. ... Federico Fellini Federico Fellini (January 20, 1920 – October 31, 1993) was one of the most influential and widely revered Italian film-makers of the 20th century and is considered to be one of the finest film directors of all time. ...


Giallo years

Poster for L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo.
Poster for L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo.

Early in his directing career, he continued to concentrate largely on the giallo genre (more precisely known as "thrilling" in Italy, as the word "giallo" (Italian for yellow) usually refers to generic mystery works). The films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they were inspired by, followed the suspense tradition of hardboiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. Director Mario Bava is credited with inventing the giallo film; Argento's passion in developing the genre has earned him widespread recognition as the key influence in popularising giallo cinema outside of Italy, and his unique vision has earned him acclaim as an 'auteur' director. The Bird With The Crystal Plumage poster art File links The following pages link to this file: Dario Argento The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Giallo ... The Bird With The Crystal Plumage poster art File links The following pages link to this file: Dario Argento The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Giallo ... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... Suspense or tension is the feeling of uncertainty and interest about the outcome of certain actions an audience perceives in a dramatic work. ... Block quote For other uses, see Baroque (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mario Bava (July 31, 1914-April 27, 1980) was an Italian director and cinematographer remembered as one of the greatest names from the golden age of Italian horror movies. ... The term auteur (French for author) is used to describe film directors (or, more rarely, producers or writers) who are considered to have a distinctive, recognizable vision, because they (a) repeatedly return to the same subject matter, (b) habitually address a particular psychological or moral theme, (c) employ a recurring...


Argento directed two further successful thrillers, The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) and Four Flies on Grey Velvet (1972). Alongside The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, these initial three films are frequently referred to as Argento's "animal trilogy". The director then turned his attention away from giallo movies, filming two Italian TV dramas and a period comedy (Five Days in Milan) in 1973 before returning to thrillers with 1975's Deep Red, frequently cited by many critics as the best giallo ever made. The film made Argento famous internationally, and inspired a number of other directors to work in the genre (John Carpenter has frequently referred to the influence Argento's early work had on Halloween). It also marked the start of Argento's long creative relationship with composer Claudio Simonetti and his Italian progressive rock group Goblin. The Cat o Nine Tails is a 1971 Italian mystery thriller. ... Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 Mosche di velluti grigio) is a 1972 Italian mystery thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento and produced through a joint French-Itallian effort. ... Luccello dalle piume di cristallo, also called The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, is a suspense thriller directed by Dario Argento (his directorial debut) and released in 1970. ... Please do not edit this page for the moment, even if you are rewriting it (follow the instructions below). ... John Howard Carpenter (born January 16, 1948) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, film score composer and occasional actor. ... Halloween (also known as John Carpenters Halloween) is a 1978 American independent horror film set in the fictional Midwest town of Haddonfield, Illinois on Halloween. ... Claudio Simonetti (born February 19, 1952 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian music composer who has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films since the 1970s. ... Italy is a European country, and has had a long relationship with rock and roll, a style of music which spread to the country by the early 1960s from the United States. ... Goblin are an Italian progressive rock band who are known for their soundtracks on Dario Argento films (e. ...


Supernatural years

Argento's next movie, Suspiria (1977), an extremely violent supernatural thriller, is considered by many fans to be his best work, alongside Deep Red. Freed from the constraints of the more conventional giallo format, Suspiria is a semi-surreal work of art, where plot and character become secondary to sound and vision. Argento planned for Suspiria to be the first of a trilogy about "The Three Mothers", three ancient witches residing in three different modern cities. The second movie of the trilogy was 1980's Inferno, which went even further towards pure art. However, so far he has not completed the trilogy. In an interview at the 2003 Trieste Film Festival, Argento reportedly said that he was working on the third movie of the trilogy, to start filming in August 2004. However, subsequent reports indicated that financing problems prevented the film's production from proceeding. Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, and co-written by Argento and actress Daria Nicolodi, whom Argento was romantically involved with at the time. ... The Three Mothers is a planned trilogy of supernatural horror films by Italian film director Dario Argento. ... // Events April 30 - The Roger Daltrey film, McVicar, opens in London. ... Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. ...

Poster for Suspiria.
Poster for Suspiria.

In-between the two "mothers", in 1978 Argento collaborated with George Romero on Dawn of the Dead, earning a producer credit on the zombie classic. Argento oversaw the European release of the film (where it was titled Zombi) which was much shorter and featured much more of the score written and performed by Goblin. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (783x1152, 94 KB)Suspiria File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (783x1152, 94 KB)Suspiria File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... George A. Romero (born 4 February 1940) is an American director, writer, editor, actor and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the undead. ... Goblin are an Italian progressive rock band who are known for their soundtracks on Dario Argento films (e. ...


After Inferno, Argento returned to more conventional giallo with Tenebrae (1982). Then attempted to combine giallo and supernatural fantasy together in Phenomena, also known as Creepers (1985), which was one of Jennifer Connelly's first movies. Phenomena also showed Argento's predilection for using new technology, with its many prowling Steadicam shots. Both of these movies received a lukewarm reception upon release (although each has been re-appraised retrospectively). Tenebrae (also known as Tenebre) is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. ... Jennifer Connelly stars in horror stylist Dario Argentos spine tingling tale of a young girl who arrives at an eerie Swiss boarding school where the students are being butchered by a vicious serial killer. ... Jennifer Lynn Connelly (born December 12, 1970) is an Academy Award-winning American film actress and former child model. ... To film this recreated Victorian London street scene, the cameraman next to the lamp post is using a steadicam and wearing the harness required to support it. ...


Argento subsequently took a break from directing to write two screenplays for Mario Bava's son Lamberto Bava, Demoni (1985) and Demoni 2 (1986). Lamberto Bava (Born April 3, 1944) is an Italian film director who is the son of Mario Bava. ... Dèmoni (a. ... Demoni 2 (Demons 2) is a 1986 Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and is co-written and produced by Dario Argento. ...


Later years

Opera followed in 1987, and was, according to Argento, a "very unpleasant experience". Set in Parma's Regio Theatre during a production of Verdi's Macbeth, the movie was beset in real life by misfortunes that Argento suspected were caused by the traditional "curse" on Macbeth. Argento's father died during the production, Vanessa Redgrave dropped out of the project before filming began, he had problems working with his former long-time girlfriend and collaborator Daria Nicolodi on-set, and the cast and crew were plagued by minor accidents and mishaps. The movie was again not particularly well received by fans or critics, despite showcasing Argento's skill with color and composition, and featuring some technically impressive camera movements (the ravens' descent in the Parma opera house is considered to be one of the director's most famous set pieces). Opera is a 1987 horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. ... Country Italy Region Emilia-Romagna Province Parma (PR) Mayor Elvio Ubaldi (since May 28, 2002) Elevation 55 m Area 260 km² Population  - Total (as of December 31, 2004) 175,789  - Density 676/km² Time zone CET, UTC+1 Coordinates Gentilic Parmigiani (Parmensi are called the provinces inhabitants) Dialing code... Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi (either October 9 or 10, 1813 – January 27, 1901) was an Italian Romantic composer, mainly of opera. ... Macbeth is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave with additions by Andrea Maffei, based on Shakespeares play of the same name. ... Vanessa Redgrave, CBE (born 30 January 1937) is an Academy Award winning English actress and member of the Redgrave family, one of the enduring theatrical dynasties. ... Daria Nicolodi is an Italian actress born on the 19th of June in Florence, Italy. ...


It is widely accepted that his 1990s career and onwards has failed to live up to his golden period between Deep Red and Opera. Despite a disappointing collaboration with George A. Romero on an Edgar Allan Poe anthology entitled Two Evil Eyes (1990), an unsuccessful stab at a mainstream Hollywood production (Trauma of 1993) and a disastrous version of Phantom of the Opera (1998) which lost him many fans, he continued to innovate. For example, his 1996 The Stendhal Syndrome, in which a policewoman (played by Argento's daughter, Asia) who suffers from a dramatized version of the illness is trapped by a serial killer in an abandoned warehouse, was the first Italian film to use computer-generated imagery (CGI). Furthermore, the opening of The Stendhal Syndrome was shot in Florence, at Italy's famed Uffizi Gallery, Argento being the only director ever granted permission to shoot there. George Romero at the 2006 DragonCon George Andrew Romero (born February 4, 1940) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. ... Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, editor, critic and one of the leaders of the American Romantic Movement. ... TWO EVIL EYES is a horror film written and directed by the Italian Dario Argento and American George Romero. ... The title character as depicted by Lon Chaney, Sr. ... Stendhal syndrome or Stendhals syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when the individual is exposed to an overdose of beautiful art, paintings and artistic masterpieces. ... Serial killers are individuals who have a history of multiple slayings of victims who were usually unknown to them beforehand. ... Computer-generated imagery (CGI) is the application of the field of computer graphics (or more specifically, 3D computer graphics) to special effects. ... Florences skyline Florences skyline at night from Piazza Michaelangelo Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... The Uffizi Gallery (Italian Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the most famous museums in the world. ...


Many saw 2001's Sleepless, deliberately designed as a "comeback movie" with its strong giallo theme and numerous references to his earlier work, as a step back in the right direction. However, Argento's follow-up, 2004's The Card Player, a giallo about a killer whose murders are conducted during Internet poker matches with the Rome police, earned a mixed reception: fans appreciated the techno music score composed by ex-Goblin member Claudio Simonetti, but felt the film was too mainstream, with little of Argento's usual flourish. Claudio Simonetti (born February 19, 1952 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian music composer who has specialized in the scores for Italian and American horror films since the 1970s. ...


2005 saw the TV broadcast of Argento's Do You Like Hitchcock?, in which the Italian horror-meister paid homage to Alfred Hitchcock after decades of being compared to him by critics. Later that year, he directed a segment of Masters of Horror, a Showtime television series. The story, "Jenifer", based on an old Eerie comics tale by Bruce Jones, was a departure for Argento, but provided him with some of his best critical notices in several years. Author F. Paul Wilson (The Keep, Repairman Jack) has stated recently that Argento will be directing an adaptation of his short story "Pelts" for season 2 of the series. Do You Like Hitchcock? is a 2005 made-for-tv film by Dario Argento. ... Masters of Horror is an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. ... This article needs to be updated. ... Look up eerie in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Bruce Jones is an American comic book writer, novelist, illustrator, and screenwriter possibly best known for writing Marvel Comics The Incredible Hulk from 2001-2003. ... Francis Paul Wilson (b. ... A second season episode of Masters of Horror directed by Dario Argento and starring John Saxon and Meat Loaf about stolen racoon pelts that attack anyone unlucky enough to wear them. ...


Concluding The Three Mothers Trilogy

It has been confirmed that Argento has finished shooting his newest film, the conclusion of his Three Mothers Trilogy, The Third Mother. This is the long awaited final chapter of the trilogy the second part of which, Inferno, was released in 1980. The film will be set in Rome and will center around Mater Lachrymarum. Argento and Jace Anderson share writing credits for this movie. A joint effort between the Italian Studio, Medusa, and the American Studio, Myriad Pictures (which made Jeepers Creepers) will finance the production of the film allowing Argento one of the largest, if not the largest budgets Argento has even worked with. Argento's daughter Asia Argento is cast in the lead role, along with her mother/his ex girlfriend (contrary to many sources they were never married) Daria Nicolodi also appears in the film. Also Udo Kier (who appeared in Suspiria), is playing a role. It is currently in post-production and is set to be released in May in Italy but there are internet rumors that it will be pushed back to September. The Three Mothers is a planned trilogy of horror films by Italian film director Dario Argento. ... The Third Mother (Italian title: La terza madre) is an Italian/American horror film, the planned third installment of Dario Argentos Three Mothers Trilogy, which started in 1977 with Suspiria and continued with Inferno in 1980. ... // The word inferno (literally, hell), and similar words, have several meanings. ... The Three Mothers Trilogy is a planned trilogy of horror films by Italian film director Dario Argento. ... A relatively modern image of Medusa painted by Arnold Böcklin In Greek mythology, Medusa (Greek: Μέδουσα, Médousa, guardian, protectress[1]), was a monstrous chthonic female character, essentially an extension of an apotropaic mask, whose gaze could turn onlookers to stone. ... Jeepers Creepers is a euphemism for Jesus Christ. ... Asia Anna Maria Argento (born 20 September 1975, Rome) is an Italian television and film actress and director. ... Daria Nicolodi is an Italian actress born on the 19th of June in Florence, Italy. ...


Critical reception

Poster for Tenebrae.
Poster for Tenebrae.

Argento's works always include a profusion of allusions (both obscure and obvious) to other films, literature ranging from the Greek classics to current popular novels, politics, film/literary theory, as well as his own films. This dense network of allusions, combined with his notorious negligence of plot, his bizarrely detailed mise-en-scenes, his obsession with gore-filled death scenes, and his unpredictable and roaming camera angles, has proven particularly resistant to critical interpretation. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (856x1428, 243 KB) Summary Poster Art for Dario Argentos Tenebrae, taken from the insert of the Anchor Bay DVD Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (856x1428, 243 KB) Summary Poster Art for Dario Argentos Tenebrae, taken from the insert of the Anchor Bay DVD Licensing This image is of a movie poster or title card, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by... Allusion is a stylistic device or trope, in which one refers covertly or indirectly to an object or circumstance that has occurred or existed in an external context. ... Classics, particularly within the Western University tradition, when used as a singular noun, means the study of the language, literature, history, art, and other aspects of Greek and Roman culture during the time frame known as classical antiquity. ... Look up plot in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Little "serious" academic work on Argento has been published. Until recently, the two most notable publications on Argento were Maitland McDonagh's critically acclaimed auteur study, Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds: The Dark Dreams of Dario Argento, and, to a lesser extent, Art of Darkness, a collection of promotional stills, poster art and somewhat facile critical essays edited by Chris Gallant. British journalist Alan Jones recently published Profondo Argento, a useful compendium of set reports, interviews and biographical detail that manages to further illuminate the personality behind Argento's movies. Maitland McDonagh is an American film critic. ... Arlette Dorgère by Jules Chéret Poster art has its development origins in Paris, France after the creation of the three-color lithograph process around 1850. ...


While critical work on Argento is unfortunately limited (and often out of print), the director has acquired a cult fan base in Italy and the rest of the world; film reviews and interviews are regular subjects of interest in fanzines and internet discussion groups.


One significant factor in Argento's lack of recognition in the United States is a general lack of familiarity with the "giallo" genre. His films are often marketed as "slasher trash" or simply "horror," only occasionally making the art house or college cinema circuits. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ...


Trivia

  • He is involved in a horror memorabilia store located at Via dei Gracchi 260 in Rome named Profondo Rosso, after his classic giallo movie. In the cellar is a collection from his movies. The store is managed by his long time collaborator and friend Luigi Cozzi.
  • In all of Argento's giallo films, Argento casts himself as the killers' gloved hands. However, in recent releases, he has stopped this practice.
  • One of Argento's later films, The Stendhal Syndrome, is distributed in the USA by cult B-movie distribution company Troma Entertainment.
  • Argento produced his daughter Asia's directorial debut, Scarlet Diva.

Nickname: The Eternal City Motto: SPQR: Senatus PopulusQue Romanus Location of the city of Rome (yellow) within the Province of Rome (red) and region of Lazio (grey) Coordinates: Region Lazio Province Province of Rome Founded 21 April 753 BC  - Mayor Walter Veltroni Area    - City 1285 km²  (580 sq mi)  - Urban... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... S.S. Van Dines The Benson Murder Case, the first giallo ever published (1929). ... Stendhal syndrome or Stendhals syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when the individual is exposed to an overdose of beautiful art, paintings and artistic masterpieces. ... The term B-movie originally referred to a film designed to be distributed as the lower half of a double feature, often a genre film featuring cowboys, gangsters or vampires. ... Troma is a film production and distribution company, founded by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz in 1974. ... Asia Anna Maria Argento (born 20 September 1975, Rome) is an Italian television and film actress and director. ... DVD cover Scarlet Diva is a 2000 Italian movie by actress and first time director and writer Asia Argento. ...

Filmography

As director

Luccello dalle piume di cristallo, also called The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, is a suspense thriller directed by Dario Argento (his directorial debut) and released in 1970. ... The Cat o Nine Tails is a 1971 Italian mystery thriller. ... Four Flies on Grey Velvet (4 Mosche di velluti grigio) is a 1972 Italian mystery thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento and produced through a joint French-Itallian effort. ... Please do not edit this page for the moment, even if you are rewriting it (follow the instructions below). ... Suspiria is a 1977 Italian horror film directed by Dario Argento, and co-written by Argento and actress Daria Nicolodi, whom Argento was romantically involved with at the time. ... Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. ... Tenebrae (also known as Tenebre) is a 1982 Italian horror thriller film written and directed by Dario Argento. ... Jennifer Connelly stars in horror stylist Dario Argentos spine tingling tale of a young girl who arrives at an eerie Swiss boarding school where the students are being butchered by a vicious serial killer. ... Opera is a 1987 horror film written and directed by Dario Argento. ... Two Evil Eyes (Italian title Due occhi diabolici) is a 1991 portmanteau horror film written and directed by the Italian Dario Argento and American George A. Romero. ... Trauma is a 1993 film directed by Dario Argento who also co-wrote the screenplay. ... Stendhal syndrome or Stendhals syndrome is a psychosomatic illness that causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness, confusion and even hallucinations when the individual is exposed to an overdose of beautiful art, paintings and artistic masterpieces. ... Il Fantasma dellopera (The Phantom of the Opera) is a 1998 Italian film, adapted from the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. ... Do You Like Hitchcock? is a 2005 made-for-tv film by Dario Argento. ... Masters of Horror is an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. ... Jenifer is the fourth episode of the first season of Masters of Horror. ... Masters of Horror is an American television series created by director Mick Garris for the Showtime cable network. ... Pelts is the sixth episode of the second season of Masters of Horror. ... The Third Mother (Italian title: La terza madre) is an Italian/American horror film, the planned third installment of Dario Argentos Three Mothers Trilogy, which started in 1977 with Suspiria and continued with Inferno in 1980. ...

As writer (not director)

  • Scusi, lei è Favorevole o Contrario? (1967)
  • Every Man Is My Enemy (Qualcuno ha Tradito) (1967)
  • Heroes Never Die (Les Héros ne Meurent Jamais) (1968)
  • Once Upon a Time in the West (C'era una Volta il West) (1968) (Story)
  • Today It's Me... Tomorrow It's You! (Oggi a me... domani a te!) (1968)
  • Comandamenti per un Gangster (1968)
  • Commandos (1968)
  • La Rivoluzione sessuale (The Sexual Revolution) (1968)
  • Cemetery Without Crosses (Une Corde, un Colt) (1969)
  • Love Circle (Metti una Sera a Cena) (aka One Night at Dinner) (1969)
  • Probabilità Zero (1969)
  • Legion of the Damned (La Legione dei Dannati) (aka Battle of the Commandos) (1969)
  • The Five Man Army (Un Esercito di Cinque Uomini) (1969)
  • Season of the Senses (La Stagione dei Sensi') (1969)
  • Man Called Amen (Così Sia (1972)
  • Demons Dèmoni (1985) (Also Producer)
  • Demons 2 (Demoni 2) (1986) (Also Producer)
  • The Church (La Chiesa) (aka Demons 3) (1989) (Also Producer)
  • The Sect (La Setta) (aka Demons 4) (1991) (Also Producer)
  • The Wax Mask (M.D.C. - Maschera di Cera) (1997) (Story) (Also Producer)

The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... Dèmoni (a. ... Demoni 2 (Demons 2) is a 1986 Italian horror film directed by Lamberto Bava and is co-written and produced by Dario Argento. ...

As producer (neither writer nor director)

Dawn of the Dead, is a prominent 1978 zombie horror film which contributed to the rise of the so-called splatter craze in horror films. ... DVD cover Scarlet Diva is a 2000 Italian movie by actress and first time director and writer Asia Argento. ...

External links

Cinema of Italy

Actorsʥ Directorsʥ Films A-Zʥ Film chronologyʥ Cinematographersʥ Editorsʥ Producersʥ Score composersʥ Screenwritersʥ The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about motion pictures, actors, movie stars, TV shows, TV stars, production crew personnel, movie pictures, cast, crew as well as video games. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumi̬re brothers had discovered the medium, when Pope Leo XIII was filmed for a few seconds in the act of blessing the camera. ... The following is a list of Italian movies, in chronological order: 1905 La presa di Roma (Filoteo Alberini) 1913 Quo vadis? (Enrico Guazzoni) 1914 Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone) 1915 Assunta Spina (Gustavo Serena) 1929 Rotaie (Mario Camerini) Sole (Alessandro Blasetti) 1932 Gli uomini che mascalzoni! (Mario Camerini) 1940 Unavventura di...


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Dario Argento (born September 7, 1940) is an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter well known for his work in the typically Italian giallo genre, and for his influence on modern horror and slasher movies.
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Argento's father died during the production, Vanessa Redgrave dropped out of the project before filming began, he had problems working with his former long-time girlfriend and collaborator Daria Nicolodi on-set, and the cast and crew were plagued by minor accidents and mishaps.
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