Tuesday, June 26, 2018
All the Colors of the Dark (1972 aka Tutti i Colori del Buio)
And we're into another Sergio Martino classic with All the Colors of the Dark starring the :::heavy sigh and swoon::: wondrous Edwige Fenech. So lovely. Those eyes. :::sigh::: AHEM! Uh....
A CLASSIC....that's where I was. :)
Edwige plays Jane Harrison who has lost her unborn child after a car accident. She is having SUPER strange nightmares and is really slipping into a state of depression and madness. Her husband pushes her meds on her, but her sister Barbara (the awesome Nieves Navarro) wants her to try some less medicinal ways of dealing with her loss by talking to a Dr. and leaving the pills behind. But, who is the mysterious man (Ivan Rassimov) that is following her around town...and peeking at her? Is her neighbor really trying to be her friend...or is she involved in some other way herself?
We have a lot of Martino goodness in here as well. Handheld, kinetic camera movements and dramatic shots with great lighting make this a great giallo sampling, though it's not one to start with if you're new to the genre. It's pace and sometimes confused storyline may turn off those that are not obsessed with gialli.
This film is wacky for sure, but it has some fun moments. And...you know...I'll stare at Edwige on the screen no matter what she's up to! heheheh. The film runs off the tracks a few times, but manages to stay on course for a fun and diabolical ending.
Well worth a viddy!