Saturday, 18 July 2009

Malpertuis / Inferno

Has Argento ever commented on Harry Kumel’s Malpertuis in relation to Inferno?

Especially as Kumel's Daughters of Darkness referenced Last Year at Marienbad, as Argento later did. (Seyrig / Pitoeff)

1 comment:

Elliot James said...

He may have. I've never read one. Is there any kind of direct lineage between the two films, besides the nightmarish atmosphere and the plot device of a stranger unwittingly trapped in a house filled with weird inhabitants?

Inferno focused almost as much on the NY building as it did on the characters. Kumel spent little time on the estate or the house, the glimpses of the property we see are very tantalzing.