Dario Argento’s 1993 US production Trauma is often considered to be something of a loose re-imagining of his 1975 classic Profondo Rosso - during its development, it was even referred to (probably jokingly) by its original co-writer, Gianni Romoli, as “Deeper Red”. The two films are certainly thematically very much alike, containing so many of the staples of Argento’s gialli - the damaged male protagonist, the terrifying mother figure, the black gloves, etc. However, I never realised how visually similar they were until I read this article by Guillaume Bryon. The text itself is in French, but don’t worry if you can’t read it: by far the most revealing elements are the various screen captures comparing compositions and events in Profondo Rosso with those that resurfaced 18 years later in Trauma.
PS. I may have posted this before (the article was originally published over a year ago), but it’s worth repeating for those that didn’t catch it the first time.
Posted: Monday, December 11, 2006 at 2:51 PM
| Dario Argento
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