Dario Argento

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"Stunning tribute to a horror movie legend. There's nobody more knowledgeable about Dario Argento and horror movies than Alan Jones."~ Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre

Rarely has any journalist been granted such wide access to the life and work of his all-time favourite director. Yet that's precisely what happened to Alan Jones, who won the respect of Dario Argento for his detailed location reports and critical assessments of the Italian Master of the Macabre. Jones has tirelessly reported on every aspect of Argento's career for more than three decades. Every single feature, interview, review and in-depth look at Argento's multi-faceted universe was meticulously collated into one stunning, Sold Out volume, originally called Profondo Argento. Then in 2012 the book was made available again at last, this time under a new title and cover, Dario Argento: The Man, the Myths and the Magic.

The re-issues featured a wealth of fresh material and interviews exclusively conducted for this exhaustive overview of Argento's extraordinary body of work. Illustrated with rare stills, posters and candid behind-the-scenes photos from the author's private collection, Jones probes deep into the psyche and methodology of one of the world's most celebrated genre directors - and in doing so also uncovers the luminous chaos of the entire Italian Film Industry itself. Issued yet again in 2016 with another new cover design, slick new binding, and all at a budget price!

From his early beginnings scripting Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, his directorial breakthrough with the chic giallo The Bird with the Crystal Plumage and his ground-breaking soundtrack use of the progressive rock group Goblin, to producing the gut-wrenching Dawn of the Dead, his Terror Trilogy with his Hollywood superstar daughter Asia and helming his latest thriller Dracula 3D, everything you ever wanted to know about Dario Argento but were afraid to ask is all here.

Features full-length interviews with: Asia Argento, Claudio Argento, Fiore Argento, Lamberto Bava, Roy Bava, Simon Boswell, Michael Brandon, Chiara Caselli, Luigi Cozzi, Liam Cunningham, Keith Emerson, Franco Ferrini, Jessica Harper, Udo Kier, Daria Nicolodi, Stefania Rocca, George A. Romero, Gianni Romoli, Dardano Sacchetti, Julian Sands, Tom Savini, Claudio Simonetti, Michele Soavi, Sergio Stivaletti, Max Von Sydow, Ronnie Taylor, Luciano Tovoli.

All-new illustrations! Never-before-seen behind the scenes photos, exclusive shots specially produced for this book, rare artwork and stills.

This book features full coverage of Argento's final film, Dracula 3D.


About the Author

Alan Jones was the sole London correspondent for the seminal ‘CFQ’ magazine from 1977 to 2002, reviewed every genre release for 'Starburst' between 1980 and 2008, was a featured film critic for ‘Film Review’ for two decades, contributed set-reports to ‘Fangoria’ for a decade and is currently a featured film critic in the 'Radio Times', the UK’s biggest selling magazine. He has been a member of the critic's jury at the Sitges (Spain), Fantasporto (Portugal), Paris, Rome, Strasbourg, Neuchatel (Switzerland), RazorReel (Bruges), Science+Fiction (Trieste, Italy), Motel X (Lisbon, Portugal), Fantastic Fest (Austin, Texas) and Avoriaz (France) fantasy festivals and, after co-presenting the legendary Shock Around The Clock festival in London, and Fantasm at the National Film Theatre, is now co-curator of FrightFest, the UK’s biggest horror fantasy event. He most recently collaborated with Nicolas Winding Refn, the acclaimed director of the Pusher trilogy, Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive and Only God Forgives, on the lavish poster book Nicolas Winding Refn: The Act of Seeing, published by FAB Press, with whom he has also published The Frighfest Guide to Exploitation Movies.


Technical Details

Trimmed Page Size: 275mm x 215mm

Binding: Flexibind

Extent: 408 pages, including 240 pages in full colour

ISBN: 978-1-903254-85-1

Publication Date: 3 October 2016

Market: Cinema

Weight: 1950g

Edition: Second Edition (Revised, originally published in hardcover)

Cover Price: £29.99 (UK) / $49.95 (US)

Product CodeDAR4Q5RF66
ManufacturerFAB Press

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