Monday, February 25, 2008

Giornata nera per l'ariete (The Fifth Cord)

I find Luigi Bazzoni's The Fifth Cord from 1971 one of the most beautiful films of the genre. Shot by Vittorio Storaro (who also shot The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and 'Tis Pity She's a Whore the same year), almost every frame of the film look good enough to be hung in an art gallery. Franco Nero is great as the alcoholic protagonist and the film features a wonderfully creepy soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. Poster design by Piero Ermanno Iaia 

1 comment:

Lars R said...

This picture sure brings back some great memories from this film. What a classic!

Thanks for sharing this gem!

PS. Did I mention I love this movie?