Opera Movie Review Summary

Actors: Cristina Marsillach, Ian Charleson, Urbano Barberini, Daria Nicolodi, Barbara Cupisti, Antonella Vitale

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OPERA is a movie written, produced and directed by Dario Argento in 1987.
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Betty is a young opera singer who's got the chance of her life when the female lead singer of Verdi's Macbeth is injured in a car accident the day before the first show. Her performance is great but her boyfriend is savagely stabbed before her very eyes in the same night. A violent killer is after her and forces her to watch every murder he will commit on the next days. The handsome police inspector Santini decides to place her under protection.

Superb giallo with a Dario Argento in top form. Recommended.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Opera

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 10%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 50% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murders of set profession?    -   artists Misc. Plotlets    -   victim dies just after sex Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy    -   Switzerland Forest?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   asphyxiation    -   flamed    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations

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