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By James Whittington, Tuesday 27th August 2019
To his legion of admirers Dario Argento is a horror legend of the greatest magnitude. And to his genre filmmaking contemporaries he's an inspiration and an icon. Now, thanks to FAB Press we can get the whole story on this cinematic legend in the book, Fear: The Autobiography of Dario Argento.
For many years Argento's ground-breaking shockers like The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, Deep Red, Suspiria, Inferno, Tenebrae and Opera meant box-office gold. Now the maverick auteur, lauded as the Italian Hitchcock and the Horror Fellini, has written his autobiography, revealing all about his fascinating life, his dark obsessions, his talented family, his perverse dreams, and his star-crossed work. With candour and honesty, Fear lifts the lid on the trials and tribulations of Argento's glittering career during the sensational Golden Era of Cinecitta. From his childhood mixing with glamorous Italian movie stars thanks to his noted photographer mother and his film industry father to his start in the fledgling field of cinema criticism, Argento shares compelling anecdotes about his life growing up in La Dolce Vita Rome.
Adapted from the Italian translation, annotated by world-renowned Argento expert Alan Jones, and illustrated with numerous rare photographs from his collection, the award-winning and critically acclaimed Master of Terror tells all. So put on your black leather gloves and start turning the pages of Fear for the answer to every question you've ever wanted to ask about the weird and wonderful world of Dario Argento.
The book is available as a FAB Press Exclusive Collector's Edition strictly limited to only 1,000 individually numbered copies. Special features include unique to this Ultimate Collectible First Edition: The jacket of each copy will be individually numbered, from 0001 to 1000, with new cutting-edge laser-etching technology, Silver gilt page edges and red silk page marker ribbon. For all information check the FAB Press site.
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