Originally Posted by demonrail666
Oh yeah, and it turns out Sabrina Salerno was in a film called Delirium, not Stagefright. I've no idea how I got them mixed up. As far as I can gather, there isn't any connection between her and Soavi at all. Maybe my wishing she was in more films than she is, extends to me imagining she's in movies that she never had anything to do with. Pure wishful thinking.
I think you got confused because Stagefright's title in Italian is Deliria, and some people on the internet seem to think Delirium is also another title for Stagefright.
Again, you make some good points about Argento's skills as a director. The thing is, Mario Bava and Lucio Fulci I concluded had a better way with Horror/Giallo than Argento because of how versatile as directors they were, and also because of how they could distance themselves from a particular style without becoming too repetitive or giving the impression it isn’t their own movies you are watching. Argento to me increasingly developed his films in a style too eager to please an international audience, which obviously can turn out to be a very good thing if you are not facing the limitations of horror as a genre, and the obvious limitations of being known primarily as a horror movie director.
Both Bava and Fulci were repeatedly involved in comedy and domestic movies which have had very little impact (for the best, trust me) outside of Italy because they wouldn’t make sense to an outsider. That versatility of Bava and Fulci reflects on many of their actors too, what with many of them having often switched roles almost schizophrenically from comedy to horror and soft porn etc.