History Creator / DarioArgento

21st Mar '16 7:18:14 PM TheGingerArtist
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* BuryYourGays: If there is a gay character in his film, expect them to be killed off.
26th Dec '15 3:12:46 PM aye_amber
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* HandOfDeath: The creepy (to some people, at least) thing is that Argento used to do all his "black gloves" shots as {{InsertCameo}}s, standing in for the killer.

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* HandOfDeath: The creepy (to some people, at least) thing is that Argento used to do all his "black gloves" shots as {{InsertCameo}}s, {{Insert Cameo}}s, standing in for the killer.
26th Dec '15 3:11:22 PM aye_amber
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An Italian horror director, producer and screenwriter best known for his unique visual style and seminal work in the {{giallo}} sub-genre. Though never particularly coherent or well-written, his films remain quite frightening and ''very'' cool to look at when he's at the top of his game. Widely considered to be at his peak during the seventies and eighties, with ''Deep Red'' (aka ''Profondo Rosso'') and ''Suspiria'' usually cited as his best work and ''Trauma'' as the last really watchable film he made (though ''The Stendhal Syndrome'' is slowly becoming [[VindicatedByHistory appreciated]]).

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An Italian horror director, producer producer, and screenwriter best known for his unique visual style and seminal work in the {{giallo}} sub-genre. sub genre. Though never particularly coherent or well-written, well written, his films remain quite frightening and ''very'' cool to look at when he's at the top of his game. Widely considered to be at his peak during the seventies and eighties, with ''Deep Red'' (aka ''Profondo Rosso'') and ''Suspiria'' usually cited as his best work work, and ''Trauma'' as the last really watchable film he made (though ''The Stendhal Syndrome'' is slowly becoming [[VindicatedByHistory appreciated]]).




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He also directed two episodes for the TV series ''Series/MastersOfHorror'': "Jenifer" in season one, and "Pelts" in season two.

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He also directed two episodes for the TV series ''Series/MastersOfHorror'': ''Series/MastersOfHorror:'' "Jenifer" in season one, and "Pelts" in season two.
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!!Tropes commonly associated with this director include:

* AcquittedTooLate: ''The Bird with the Crystal Plumage'', ''Deep Red'', ''Tenebre''.
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Argento's films might best be described as a series of set-pieces designed to spotlight strange architecture and colors, a trait he shares with Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'', ''Film/{{Phenomena}}''.
* BodyHorror: Even aside from all the mutilations, there are a number of disfigured or otherwise weird-looking people in these movies.
* ColorMotif[=/=]ColorWash: Red and [[UnnaturallyBlueLighting blue]], as you can see in ''Film/{{Suspiria}}''. ''ProfondoRosso'' is also a good example.

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!!Tropes
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commonly associated with this director include:

* AcquittedTooLate: ''The Bird with the Crystal Plumage'', Plumage,'' ''Deep Red'', ''Tenebre''.
Red,'' ''Tenebre.''
* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Argento's films might best be described as a series of set-pieces set pieces designed to spotlight strange architecture and colors, a trait he shares with Creator/AlfredHitchcock.
* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'', ''Film/{{Phenomena}}''.
''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' and ''Film/{{Phenomena}}.''
* BodyHorror: Even aside from all the mutilations, there are a number of disfigured or otherwise weird-looking weird looking people in these movies.
* ColorMotif[=/=]ColorWash: ColorMotif / ColorWash: Red and [[UnnaturallyBlueLighting blue]], as you can see in ''Film/{{Suspiria}}''. ''ProfondoRosso'' ''Film/{{Suspiria}}.'' ''Film/ProfondoRosso'' is also a good example.



* DarkerAndEdgier: His films were already pretty dark to begin with, but in ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' and ''Film/{{Opera}}'' he diverged from his colorful signature style in favor of a bleaker, harsher approach.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films were already pretty dark to begin with, but in ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' and ''Film/{{Opera}}'' ''Film/{{Opera}},'' he diverged from his colorful signature style in favor of a bleaker, harsher approach.



** Similarly, Inferno was sat on for nearly six years before being dumped onto the US market via a video release, Opera was denied a theatrical release when Argento refused to cut an epilogue scene/gratuitous ShoutOut to "The Sound of Music", and Paramount ruthlessly kept "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" from ever seeing the light of day on home video or DVD, and was considered by many to be his only "lost" film until it was finally made available on an official DVD release for the first time, uncut, by MYA Communication Company... in 2009, almost 40 years after after its original release.
** Some footage was actually missing in the MYA DVD release (to their credit, it wasn't censorship, but print damage) and, once again, where thought to be definitely lost for good. Known amongst Argento fans as the legendary “missing forty seconds”, in 2012 Shameless Screen Entertainment announced their DVD and Blu-Ray release (in order to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary) will have this missing forty seconds.

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** Similarly, Inferno was sat on for nearly six years before being dumped onto the US market via a video release, Opera was denied a theatrical release when Argento refused to cut an epilogue scene/gratuitous scene / gratuitous ShoutOut to "The Sound of Music", Music," and Paramount ruthlessly kept "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" from ever seeing the light of day on home video or DVD, and was considered by many to be his only "lost" film until it was finally made available on an official DVD release for the first time, uncut, by MYA Communication Company... in In 2009, almost 40 years after after its original release.
** Some footage was actually missing in the MYA DVD release (to their credit, it wasn't censorship, but print damage) and, once again, where thought to be definitely lost for good. Known amongst Argento fans as the legendary “missing "missing forty seconds”, seconds," in 2012 Shameless Screen Entertainment announced their DVD and Blu-Ray release (in order to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary) will have this missing forty seconds.



* HandOfDeath: The creepy (to some people, at least) thing is that Argento used to do all his "black gloves" shots as {{Insert Cameo}}s, standing in for the killer.

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* HandOfDeath: The creepy (to some people, at least) thing is that Argento used to do all his "black gloves" shots as {{Insert Cameo}}s, {{InsertCameo}}s, standing in for the killer.




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7th Oct '15 5:52:34 PM Zeego
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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films were already pretty dark to begin with, but he went even darker in the 80s with ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' and ''Film/{{Opera}}''.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films were already pretty dark to begin with, but he went even darker in the 80s with ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' and ''Film/{{Opera}}''.''Film/{{Opera}}'' he diverged from his colorful signature style in favor of a bleaker, harsher approach.
7th Oct '15 5:39:30 PM Zeego
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* DarkerAndEdgier: His films were already pretty dark to begin with, but he went even darker in the 80s with ''Film/{{Tenebre}}'' and ''Film/{{Opera}}''.
26th Sep '15 2:43:17 PM Zeego
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* DiabolusExMachina: This is what governs his universe. Characters in his films often die for seemingly no reason.
12th Aug '15 8:33:22 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheChurch'' (1989) (Writer and Producer)

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* ''Film/TheChurch'' (1989) (Writer (1989; Writer and Producer)Producer)
* ''Two Evil Eyes'' (1990; the "Black Cat" segment.)
23rd Mar '15 9:39:09 AM Quag15
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He also wrote or co-wrote a number of scripts, most notably ''Film/OnceUponATimeInTheWest'' (alongside Sergio Leone and Bernardo Bertolucci).
2nd Jan '15 7:50:34 AM Zeego
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** Similarly, Inferno was sat on for nearly six years before being dumped onto the US market via a video release, Opera was denied a theatrical release when Argento refused to cut an epilogue scene/gratuitous ShoutOut to "The Sound of Music", and Paramount ruthlessly kept "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" from ever seeing the light of day on home video or DVD, and was considered by many to be his only "lost" film until it was finally made available on an official DVD release for the first time, uncut, by MYA Communication Company... in 2009, more than 30 years after after its original release.
** Some footage was actually missing in the MYA DVD release (to their credit, it wasn't censorship, but print damage) and, once again, where thought to be definitely lost for good. Known known amongst Argento fans as the legendary “missing forty seconds”, in 2012 Shameless Screen Entertainment announced their DVD and Blu-Ray release (in order to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary) will have this missing forty seconds.

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** Similarly, Inferno was sat on for nearly six years before being dumped onto the US market via a video release, Opera was denied a theatrical release when Argento refused to cut an epilogue scene/gratuitous ShoutOut to "The Sound of Music", and Paramount ruthlessly kept "Four Flies on Grey Velvet" from ever seeing the light of day on home video or DVD, and was considered by many to be his only "lost" film until it was finally made available on an official DVD release for the first time, uncut, by MYA Communication Company... in 2009, more than 30 almost 40 years after after its original release.
** Some footage was actually missing in the MYA DVD release (to their credit, it wasn't censorship, but print damage) and, once again, where thought to be definitely lost for good. Known known amongst Argento fans as the legendary “missing forty seconds”, in 2012 Shameless Screen Entertainment announced their DVD and Blu-Ray release (in order to celebrate the film's 40th anniversary) will have this missing forty seconds.
7th Nov '14 10:24:44 AM jackthehack
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