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Echoes #10

Two sardonic visual gags on the nature of recognition from the serial killer cinema of Dario Argento and David Fincher.
Ben Simington
"Evidence is not truth.  It is only evident."
—Tim O'Brien, In the Lake of the Woods
Inspector Morosini: This is an outline of the man we are after, reconstructed with an accuracy of plus or minus 10 percent. In a moment will follow the first personal data. Statistically speaking, the description could fit approximately 150,000 inhabitants of this city.

—Dario Argento's The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
Police Sketch Artist: You're sure this is him?
Detective Mills: Yup, good good, yup, yeah yeah yeah yeah, good, yeah yeah yeah.

—David Fincher's Se7en (1995)
Dario Argento's Deep Red can be seen tonight in the Giallo Fever! program at Anthology Film Archives.

Part of our on-going series, Echoes.


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