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Author Topic: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli  (Read 3976 times)

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"Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« on: 17 May 2010 - 12:03 »

anyone seen this neo-Giallo?
I bought it recently and actually I didn't expect much (must be the there's-a-new-Argento-coming-up-and-it-is-expected-to-be-a-return-to-form phenomenon....), but I was pleasantly surprised at how good it actually is. Much better than anything Argento has made since ca. 1980 (though that's not THAT difficult to achieve...)
Wonderful camera work, good acting, bizarre motives, suspense - what more could you want?
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #1 on: 17 May 2010 - 12:21 »

I was disappointed by this film,it looked more like a subpar Fincher and Balaguero work than a good old giallo,and the CGI finale is  :o
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #2 on: 17 May 2010 - 12:58 »

I was disappointed by this film,it looked more like a subpar Fincher and Balaguero work than a good old giallo,and the CGI finale is  :o

actually, the OTT finale reminded me of "Don't torture a duckling". but the ridiculousness of it is - to me - something that makes it quintessentially a Giallo rather than a thriller à la Fincher. It has some elements of those post-Silence-of-the-lambs movies, but to me it still felt like a Giallo.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #3 on: 17 May 2010 - 13:09 »

I saw this at Dead By Dawn back in 2004/5. Brilliant brilliant film.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #4 on: 17 May 2010 - 13:21 »

I was disappointed by this film,it looked more like a subpar Fincher and Balaguero work than a good old giallo,and the CGI finale is  :o


I enjoyed the film, but it did remind me more of SE7EN than a true giallo.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #5 on: 17 May 2010 - 16:47 »

actually, the OTT finale reminded me of "Don't torture a duckling"

yeah,i also thought of the finale of "Indiana Jones and the temple of doom"! 8)
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #6 on: 17 May 2010 - 17:40 »

Apart from the pathetic CGI ending, I thought it was fairly decent...and I hate new Gialli.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #7 on: 27 Jul 2010 - 16:34 »

Great movie. I found it really creepy and visually stunning.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #8 on: 28 Jul 2010 - 00:50 »

I really enjoyed this one and the UK DVD release features very good picture quality.  I had heard good things about it but I still approached it with at least some trepidation.  It was very stylish, unsettling, and very violent, and I would like to see more from the director.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #9 on: 30 Jul 2010 - 22:21 »

Yeah, definitely waiting for a follow up. Hopefully in the thriller/horror genre.

Plus the duder's name is Eros. That is a cool name.
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #10 on: 30 Jul 2010 - 23:18 »

Eros is indeed a fine moniker!
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Re: "Occhi di cristallo" (2004) by Eros Puglielli
« Reply #11 on: 30 Aug 2010 - 00:59 »

I just saw this one today.  I didn't think it was that good of a film.  The director obviously intended to make something akin to a dark American thriller (e.g, Silence of the Lambs or Seven), and I think he could have succeeded had he hired better actors (damn, could that main character/detective ham it up).  Also, judging by this film and Mozart is a Murderer, I hope that the emotionally scarred and sensitive yet uber-macho protagonist isn't the direction that contemporary gialli are going in.  I much prefer either the gruff and wise old man (a la Ray Milland in The Girl in Yellow Pajamas) or the unapologetic and alcoholic womanizer (a la Franco Nero in The Fifth Chord). 
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