Friday, 30 May 2008

The missing link?

Is Ubaldo Terzano the missing link between many great gialli - Blood and Black Lace, Lizard in a Woman's Skin and Deep Red all have him as camera operator.

1 comment:

Tim Lucas said...

Terzano is the PRESENT link between these and other important gialli (THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH, THE NEW YORK RIPPER, etc). As camera operator, he framed the shots and rode the camera. He followed his director's storyboards and his framing was subject to their approval, but there is an inventiveness to the framing and a fluidity and grace in Terzano's camera movements that disappears from most of Mario Bava's work when Terzano was replaced by Antonio Rinaldi. Terzano is a very important player in these films.