Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Cover your ears. It's Deep Red. The Musical...


What's up with poor Daria Nicolodi? Why is she so distraught? Could it be she's just seen the trailer for a musical adaptation of Dario Argento's seminal giallo masterpiece Profondo Rosso/Deep Red...?! Yes, that's right, musical adaptation. All singing, all dancing. All shitting. Apparently the Maestro himself was involved as an artistic supervisor... Watch at your own risk.

THIS TRAILER CONTAINS SCENES OF MILD PERIL, SUSTAINED THREAT AND SHIT SINGING. IN ITALIAN.

You've been warned.

7 comments:

senski said...

I gotta say I'm intrigued. Given that Argento's best work is so theatrical and color-drenched, I would think that aspect would translate to the stage very well. But the songs...well, they are pretty hard to judge from just mere seconds-long clips. And if this is successful, then you KNOW Suspiria and its dance element is next.

(Come to think of it, that could make a stunning modern ballet...)

Matthew Coniam said...

Having first checked that it isn't April 1st... I have to say that I'm actually really intrigued to see more of this.
Is it on now or still at the planning stage? Where in Italy???

Matt-suzaka said...

If you can't capture the POV perspective, then it just isn't the same. Novel idea, I guess, but your warning was not enough and I watched the trailer. Pretty bad stuff!

Richard of DM said...

Sweet floppy Jesus, that looks really bad. I hate musical theater with a hateful passion that is full of hatred. For Argento's sake, I hope it is a smash hit but I'm glad it is across an ocean from me because the temptation to see it would be too great.

James said...

I agree with everything that you all said about this. Especially the parts about this being a fucking musical that looks really bad and hateful and SHIT, but still kinda wanting to see it. N'er a truer word has EVER been spoken before in the history of everything.

Anonymous said...

I personally would like to see Phenomena being adapted into a musical. The music is fitting and the firefly scene would work quite well on the stage. The only problem is getting a chimpanzee...

James Gracey said...

Hee hee, now there's a thought!