Deep Red

Director: Dario Argento
Year Released: 1975
Rating: 2.0

Overlong (at least the version I saw was) find-the-killer mystery - 'feminine' pianist David Hemmings teams up with 'masculine' reporter Daria Nicolodi to uncover the truth. Has its moments - no Argento film is totally devoid of interest - but the cumulative effect is minimalized when everything is stretched out and drones on. Argento's recreation of the bar in Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks" is a clever touch, and I admit the 'dancing doll' freaked me out. Everyone enjoys the soundtrack by the Goblin, but to me it sounds like really abrasive Tangerine Dream.