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The Film that Mellowed down Tarantino

The Film that Mellowed down Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino(L) and Dakota Johnson(R) in a still from Susipiria
(Courtesy:Hollywood Reporter)

There would be many who would have jumped out of their seats after watching a gory scene of a Tarantino film. But this time it’s the other way round. Something has left Quentin Tarantino emotionally overwhelmed and it’s Luca Guadagnino's forthcoming supernatural horror film Suspiria. According to Guadagnino, who has directed Call Me By Your Name, Suspiria is an adaptation of Dario Argento's classic. The film is said to have reduced the Pulp Fiction filmmaker to tears.

Tarantino and Argento have been friends since their duty as jurors of the Venice Film Festival. Guadagnino told Italian magazine La Pepubblica. “I was nervous but eager to hear his advice. We saw it at his place and his reaction warmed me." Guadagnino further said that Tarantino was enthusiastic about it and in the end, he was crying. Suspiria is it’s not just a horror movie but also a melodrama. The goal was to make you look at the horror without being able to take your eyes off the screen because you’re captivated by the characters.

The film starring Dakota Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz and Mia Goth - is four months away from release in the US and a  UK date is yet to be announced. The film follows the life of Johnson's American ballet student who gets enrolled at a distinguished dance school run by a mysterious Madame Blanc played by Tilda Swinton), and soon discovers dark secrets abound. Fifty Shades star Dakota Johnson has claimed the film's shoot was so emotionally grueling for her that she required therapy once the shoot got over.

Suspiria has been co-written by Argento and Daria Nicolodi, and is partially based on Thomas De Quincey's 1845 essay Suspiria de Profundis (Sighs from the Depths). The film is co-produced by Claudio and Salvatore Argento.Suspiria has become one of Argento's most successful feature films, garnering critical acclaim for its visual presentation and stylized flair. The use of bright colors and prog-rock band Goblin’s musical score add to the aesthetics of the film.

Though Tarantino has not directed any horror films himself, he has produced Eli Roth’s Hostel which was more of in your face kind of horror; Suspiria is of a different genre that has grabbed the attention of people with its originality and subtlety. Presently, Tarantino is busy with his multi star cast project “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” featuring the likes of Brad Pitt, Al Pacino, Leonardo Dicaprio and a host of other stars converging for yet another magnum opus from Hollywood’s most bohemian film director.                                 

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