Reza wrote:anonymous1980 wrote:SUSPIRIA
Cast: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Chloe Grace Moretz, Jessica Harper, Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, Renée Soutendijk, Alek Wek.
Dir: Luca Guadagnino.
Dario Argento's classic giallo film is one of my favorite horror films of all time. But even I thought it would be interesting to see Luca Guadagnino, a filmmaker I've grown to admire the past few years, try and remake it. Well, the basic concept is still the same: A young American woman goes to Germany to study dance in a prestigious dance academy which turns out to be a coven of witches. But that's pretty much where the two films' commonality ends. The film goes into such a different direction, a direction that some people may not like. Personally, I was kind of impressed. Luca Guadagnino brought something new to the story, made his own spin yet remains respectful of its source material. His style make the horror stuff really get under your skin. His use of sound is really masterful. It's a slow-burn and can piss people off but I came off really loving this.
Oscar Prospects: I think it's the front-runner to WIN Makeup & Hairstyling. Also possible: Original Score, Original Song, Production Design, Costume Design and Sound Mixing. I think Tilda Swinton's too weird for a Supporting Actress nom for three roles.
If Guadagnino has gone a different route with the material then I may watch it. The Dario Argento version was utter tripe.
I love the Argento film and plan on watching it again before seeing the Guadagnino film. His already remade one film La Piscine with rather mixed results and I have found his original films such as I Am Love & Call Me By Your Name far superior. The remake of Suspiria has some interesting cast members like Jessica Harper (from the original), Angela Winkler, Ingrid Caven, & Renée Soutendijk but I could do without Johnson and remake queen Moretz. I saw the trailer earlier in the week and to be frank didn't know what to make of it.