A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN

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Post by 42nd Street Freak » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:19 pm

Satans Puppy wrote:
lupogirl wrote:Visually did look good. Especially like the interior and exterior shots of Alexandra Palace. At times I thought it was a bit slow going. Scenes of ongoing chases. Made this film at times amusing. Not often you get a inspector whistling some annoying tune.
lol the whistling inspector was so rude especially during the final act when he was whistling while someone was talking away to him

And let us not forget who Fulci had whistling. The great Stanley Baker.
It takes some skill to make the viewer dread the appearance of such an actor as Stanley Baker!
Fulci pulled it off though with this farcical whistling fetish he gave his character.

Dull and annoying film, but at least it wasn't "Door to Silence".

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Post by stewartguitar » Mon Mar 01, 2010 10:27 pm

I'm not a big Fulci fan. I don't think he ever understood acting and how to get good performances out of his cast, and he has never paced a movie well - he tends to string his set-pieces together with bits of awful dialogue rather than properly plot the whole film.

However, he does have a distinctive visual style, and a nice eye for colour and an artistically balanced shot. There was a lot to enjoy in this film, but it was nothing like the gripping thriller it could have been. And it was before he became a proper eye-gouging sadist, so it wasn't as uncomfortable a watch as some of his later work.

Great music, and one I'm glad I can say I've seen, but I probably won't watch it for fun again.

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Post by Filth87 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:52 pm

"I remember that night - My wind-screen wiper broke!"

I liked it, thought it could go either way, but the plot was decent and was full of brilliant quotes. The whistling cop was awesome, had my pal doing it for the rest of the night though...
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Post by giles edwards » Fri Mar 05, 2010 9:28 am

Now let's hope Alan, Helen and Optimum can find a way to sneak Don't Torture A Duckling to a future Frightfest line-up with its even more amazing (if shorter) Florinda Bolkan performance. "That" sequence in the graveyard would be stunning on the big screen.

I miss those retro screenings on Friday afternoons.
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Post by daveroughcut » Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:14 am

Filth87 wrote:"I remember that night - My wind-screen wiper broke!"

I liked it, thought it could go either way, but the plot was decent and was full of brilliant quotes. The whistling cop was awesome, had my pal doing it for the rest of the night though...
Brilliant line. Makes you think was GIALLO intentionally bad?

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Post by MaxRenn » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:40 am

daveroughcut wrote:
Filth87 wrote:"I remember that night - My wind-screen wiper broke!"

I liked it, thought it could go either way, but the plot was decent and was full of brilliant quotes. The whistling cop was awesome, had my pal doing it for the rest of the night though...
Brilliant line. Makes you think was GIALLO intentionally bad?
Dont' get carried away, LOL.

My favorite unintentionally hilarious Fulci line is "damn tombstones" in House by the Cemetary, but you have to see it in context.
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Post by giles edwards » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:36 pm

Most of the dialogue Christopher Connelly recites in Manhattan Baby is comedy gold, too.
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Re: A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN

Post by Marlin » Fri Mar 05, 2010 2:14 pm

As is the quacking serial killer in NYR.

I really enjoyed seeing Lizard's Skin on the big screen, but it isn't one of the very best. I'd certainly have preferred duckling or plummage. Re retro screening, I'd love to see someone restore In a Glass Cage or Who Can Kill a Child?

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Post by giles edwards » Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:08 pm

It was the most apposite for Amer, though. Just glad it's coming put in the UK at all, to be honest.

Hmmmm....a big screen Giallo Day with Alan Jones. If this country had a New Beverly....
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Post by Scrof the Return » Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:53 pm

A great film and good to finally see the most complete version after first of all seeing the heavily cut pre-cert VHS, the more complete French VHS, etc.

Hard to believe that the "not massively convincing" laboratory dogs scene caused such a fuss:

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Re: A LIZARD IN A WOMAN'S SKIN

Post by Alex J » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:16 pm

Classic giallo for the event's retro screening. Plenty of new footage, especially at the start and one of the deaths, that I hadn't seen before. The film's strengths remain its psychological twists and turns. Still to be added to and polished up for the final version - hopefully this includes some of the lip-sync issues. Some of the characters also had different voices / accents at different points in the film, which was off-putting - presumably as a result of using multiple sources, so I'm not sure if this will be addressed for the definitive version or not. 8 / 10
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