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Dario Argento

L. Andrew Cooper


Commanding a cult following among horror fans, Italian film director Dario Argento is best known for his work in two closely related genres, the crime thriller and supernatural horror. In his four decades of filmmaking, Argento has displayed a commitment to innovation, from his directorial debut with 1970's suspense thriller The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to 2009's Giallo. His films, like the lurid yellow-covered murder-mystery novels they are inspired by, follow the suspense tradition of hard-boiled American detective fiction while incorporating baroque scenes of violence and excess. The b ... More

Keywords: filmmaking, Dario Argento, crime thriller, supernatural horror, suspense thriller, American detective fiction, violence, horror, gender, psychoanalysis

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037092
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037092.001.0001


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L. Andrew Cooper, author

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