Autopsy (1975)In the inaugural episode of Fragments of Fear, we discuss Armando Crispino’s deliriously innovative 1975 giallo Macchie Solari aka Autopsy. Wavering between science-fiction tinged surrealism and a detached almost documentary like style, Crispino’s Autopsy is a somewhat experimental take on the giallo that plays with the genre’s form to deliver a fascinating and unrelenting character study of a woman plagued by personal trauma set against a backdrop of mysterious suicides in sun drenched Rome. Join us as we dissect the genesis of Autopsy, female neurosis in the giallo and the relationship between sex and death in this overlooked yet pivotal entry in the giallo cannon.
Fragments of Fear is a podcast dedicated to the discussion and appreciation of giallo cinema with a slant towards the genre’s lesser celebrated titles. Join Peter Jilmstad and Rachael Nisbet as they delve into the delirious world of the Italian thriller taking an in-depth look at the films that shaped the genre.