Cybersurfing: Lucio Fulci Remembered

fulci.jpgKeith Brown at Giallo Fever gives the run down on LUCIO FULCI REMEMBERED, VOLUME 1, a DVD consisting of interviews with cast and crew who worked with Lucio Fulci.  The Italian director became a cult figure for such splatter-fests as ZOMBIE and THE BEYOND, but he also made some decent giallo thrillers like LIZARD IN A WOMAN’S SKIN, DON’T TORTURE A DUCKLING, and THE PSYCHIC (a.k.a. SEVEN NOTES IN BLACK). Critical consensus is divided over whether he was a hack who hit it big with gore or talented artist who elevated his low-budget horror films with his own peculiar sensibility.

Crucially, there are […] moments of insight, such as Catriona MacColl’s reading of that famous picture of Fulci sitting, arms folded, in the middle of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway: a man between two worlds, isolated and defiant. (The image is on the back cover of the DVD.)
Overall, the picture that emerges is of someone who had a difficult life and was at times certainly a difficult person to get on with. Everyone also agrees that Fulci was an intelligent and cultured man, knowledgeable about the cinema and a solid professional.

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