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Art of Darkness - The Cinema of Dario Argento Paperback – 1 Feb 2001

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Product details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: FAB Press (1 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0952926091
  • ISBN-13: 978-0952926092
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.9 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,336,856 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"...Five chapters on Argento movie themes (including voyeurism, alchemy, Gothic heroines, art and Poe) are followed by each feature, from The Bird with the Crystal Plumage to Sleepless. All the facts are here (with video, DVD and laser availability) and the detailed reviews are by various writers..." -- Psychotronic Video

"...Written with knowledge and enthusiasm (the piece on Inferno by Mitch Davis is particularly passionate), this is the ultimate tribute to one of cinema's most unique talents, and its lavish production brings it pretty close to being a work of art itself." -- Film Review - Five Stars!

"...a hyper-lush large-format hardback which mixes reams of serious Argento analysis with huge, crystal-clear stills, full-colour reproductions of bloodthirsty promotional posters and cast-and-crew details of every film..." -- Terroriser

"320 well-informed and delightfully illustrated pages take the reader on a journey through the dark and sometimes twisted world Argento has created in films such as Opera, Trauma and Suspiria..." -- Metal Hammer, 9/10

"Art of Darkness is a book which any film-maker - genre or mainstream - would feel honored to have written about him." -- Fangoria

"As well written and informative as this volume is, the real star is the unbelievable assortment of Argento-related ephemera, ranging from lobby cards, international movie posters, behind the scenes stills and more, many in full color and presented for the first time anywhere..." -- Horrorview.com - Five Star review!

"Julian Grainger's chapter on Deep Red is the highlight, but Stephen Thrower's reading of Suspiria, Argento's masterpiece, is also first class. The brief look at Argento's TV work and producer/writer credits is something of an afterthought, but that's easy to forgive given the book's other element: the pictures..." -- Total Film - Book of the Month!

"Long overdue for praise is Chris Gallant's excellent Art of Darkness: the cinema of Dario Argento. Like FAB's excellent book on Lucio Fulci, this is a beautifully-illustrated look at the cinema of director Dario Argento, including other films that he worked on as producer or script-writer...Excellent value and highly recommended." -- Shivers

"Never before has so much information and opinion on Argento and his films been gathered together in one place. The 300+ pages are bursting with essays, reviews, stills, posters, admats, fotobusta's...and the most complete filmography to date..." -- Dark Dreams website --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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