Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Istantanea per un delitto

That Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-Up influenced Argento's Profondo Rosso is fairly common knowledge, but it seems like it's not the only one of the maestro's films that influenced a giallo. After watching Mario Imperoli's Isantanea per un delitto it seems like the director looked towards Antonioni's L'Aventura for inspiration. Needless to say the result isn't anywhere as brilliant as Profondo Rosso. Istantanea is a pedestrian giallo. I'm glad I got a chance to see it with subs, but really unless you're on a mission to see every giallo ever made, you can easily give this one a miss. Poster art by P. Franco.

1 comment:

Aylmer said...

Nice write-up. I for one was never aware of the influence of Blow-Up on Deep Red! Again, your collection is impressive, thanks for sharing.