The Department of French and Italian

Italian Placement Testing on 08/28 in HRH 2.106B @ 1:30 pm

Italian Film

Thu, October 25, 2007 | MEZ BO.306 100 (basement)

8:00 PM

Deep Red (AKA Profundo Rosso), Dario Argento's 1975 uber-giallo is, more than any other film, the cornerstone of the director's work. Written with the help of Bernardino Zapponi, shot in vivid, hyper-real color, and scored with ear-rattling rock-and-roll, it is a thriller like none before and few since. Eschewing the dark sets and foggy streets that had been cliché since the silent era, Argento built upon the broad daylight and manicured production values of Hitchcock to establish a new idiom for the suspense film. Restored and released uncut by Anchor Bay, it is a film that deserves a place on the shelf of every horror and suspense film fan.

When British musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up) witnesses a brutal murder in Rome, he becomes embroiled in the police investigation. Obsessed with the idea that he is forgetting some crucial detail, he risks becoming either the chief suspect or the next victim. Assisting him is Gianna (Daria Nicolodi in her first Argento film) as a gadfly reporter, and Calcabrini (Eros Pagni as an apoplectic police detective).

From these narrow plot threads, Argento weaves on of his best, and most imitated films. Deep Red is a stylish, stylized, and richly shot giallo.

~Rob Wrigley

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Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. Contact Antonella Olson for more information.

Le Cercle français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the Texas Union's Cactus Café from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


Italian Placement Testing 

Professor Antonella will be administering placement exams on Monday, August 28th in HRH 2.106B at 1:30 pm. If you are seeking to take an Italian Language Placement Test, please attend this session. Due to time constraints makeups are not guranteed.

Cineforum Italiano

Hosting Italian films with English subtitles every Thursdays at 8:00 pm in Mezes B0.306. 

  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800