Suspiria review (1977)
(Fig 1: movie poster, Suspiria)
Created in 1977, Dario Argento mainly focus in his background setting designs by using such beautiful, bold and vibrant colours and unusual choice in shapes for the structure of the building. The story and actors seem to take itself too seriously but the visuals makes it questioned could this be a spoof film? The story is about a young girl who attends to a privet school where they teach ballet and throughout her journey she'll unleash the truth behind the school. it has a good idea but follows though in a cartoon fashion.
(Fig 2: inside the ballet studio)
The settings and background is done gorgeously by having bright bold red smother the building itself and throughout the film bright colourful lights will hit the background or the character’s faces, which is effective as the audience gets to see their emotions or when something mysterious happens. The sound track is the high point of this film by having the iconic sound play very loudly at the beginning before the movie starts and then the film plays it again when trouble is around however the film struggles to find a point where it sounds too quiet for the audience to hear the character's talking or too loud where the iconic song is played. The death scenes that are shown may look obviously fake and therefore can ruin the realistic way the film is portraying.
(Fig 3: gorgeous settings in Suspiria)