Friday, March 04, 2005

Movie of the Week: Cemetery Man


This week's movie of the week is Cemetery Man (aka Dellamorte Dellamore)

This Italian film, titled “Dellamorte, Dellamore”, is properly translated as ‘of death, of love’. Rupert Everett stars as Francesco Dellamorte, a cemetery caretaker who must destroy the dead as they rise from their graves with his trusty assistant Gnaghi. Utilizing dark humor and Italian surrealism, this film touches upon the philosophical meanings of love, death, and life. The former apprentice to master filmmaker Dario Argento, develops his own style as well as a cult following with this film.

Fun Facts:
Many sources incorrectly state that this film is derived from Tiziano Sclavi's comics featuring the hero Dylan Dog; it is in fact an adaptation of a Schlavi Novel (also called Dellamore Dellamore) that does not contain the Dylan Dog character. Years earlier, however, Schlavi did base his Dylan Dog drawings on the facial features of Rupert Everett which is probably how the confusion began. An American Dylan Dog movie was developed a few years after the release of this movie, but never came to fruition

Gnaghi (Francios Hadji-Lazaro) is also a French rock musician. He also stared in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "City of Lost Children". Check it out.

An American company was willing to fund and distribute the movie if Matt Dylan was cast as Francesco. Thank god, Soavi said no.


Fun Quotes:

"At a certain point in your life you realize you know more dead people than living."

"I'd give my life to be dead."



It's good stuff,
Becca

My Cemetery Man Wallpaper:

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