Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Obscure Beauty: Dario Argento (Vol. III)

Fact: I love Dario Argento's films about as much as this girl loves the Bee Gees.

(Costume Design by Giorgio Armani. Seriously!)

We all must wish a Happy 70th Birthday to the one and only Dario Argento! Born September 7th, 1940, I'm forever indebted to his sensory, cinematic sort of alchemy. Here's to his masterful ability to pluck images from our innermost nightmares and steep them in eye-popping atmosphere. And technicolor!

So much beauty in a single frame! My eyes bleed.

(Editor's note: Frames more beautiful/visible when clicked to enlarge.)

More Argento visual delights here and here.

-- And, as always, syncing to my brain is JA over at My New Plaid Pants, who found similar inspiration in Argento's "memory cocktails" on this special day.


JA said...

Beautiful choices, Adam! I think I might watch one of his movies tonight, he's a good guy to get you in the mood for Fall and I am ready for Fall right about now.

Richard of DM said...

Whoa, awesome!