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Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
164 N State St, Chicago, Illinois 60601
This film is apart of our «Mario Bava: The Baroque Beauties of Italian Horror» Series: siskelfilmcenter.org/mariobavaTwo
Tickets available at: siskelfilmcenter.org/girlwhoknewtoomuch
«A briskly paced Hitchcock spoof...with its mastery of the noir vocabulary it helped establish the giallo — a dark strain of pulp fiction focusing on violence and sexual perversity — as an Italian movie genre.» — J.R. Jones, Chicago Reader
Hitchcock was clearly the inspiration for this psychological thriller, which takes off on the theme of the naive American in trouble abroad. GIRL launched the Italian “giallo” genre — movies based on pulp fiction — which accounts for the film’s provocative Nancy Drew-meets-Barbie aspect. Bava crafts a suspense story full of wonderful twists, sinister encounters, and a bit of humor. The first night in Rome for tourist Nora (Román) begins auspiciously when she meets an eligible doctor. By morning, her hostess is dead, she’s been mugged, and she believes she’s witnessed a murder for which no body is found. In English. DCP digital.