Le Foto di Gioia (Delirium: Photo of Gioia) (Photos of Joy) (1987)

Le Foto di Gioia (Delirium: Photo of Gioia) (Photos of Joy)





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This uneven giallo thriller from Lamberto Bava stars the amazingly well-endowed Serena Grandi as Gioia, a centerfold model for Pussycat magazine. Her co-workers are murdered with pitchforks and bees, among other things, and posed in front of photos of her, which Gioia receives from the taunting killer. A solid cast including Capucine, Daria Nicolodi, and Luigi Montefiori (aka "George Eastman") goes through the motions, upstaged constantly by Ms. Grandi's imposing pulchritude. Nevertheless, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Art House & International, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Gianfranco Clerici
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On DVD: Mar 22, 2005



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A typical giallo exercise in lurid misogyny, it does also affer hallucinations, incest, photo sessions, and more peach paint and lucite furniture than you can shake Miami at.

Full Review… | January 26, 2011

The film's sole original conceit turns out to be quite silly.

Full Review… | May 2, 2006
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Serena Grandi gets a great English voiceover; and Vanni Corbellini gets one of the most ludicrous ones I've ever heard. Delirium is well-edited but the red herrings are so untethered to the plot, everything gets slowed down and sludgy. As Gloria, Serena Grandi is the kind of large-breasted woman Hollywood executives want to cast as an A-list heroine but decide instead to be covert about their prurience. The opposite of covert: A young neighbor in a wheelchair gets a free pass -- Gloria feels sorry for him -- to call up the ex-centerfold and and tell her explicitly and roughly how much he wants her body. That kind of male honesty a Hollywood executive can only aspire to. Frankly, he's a kind of surrogate for all the men in the audience ogling Ms. Grandi's breasts in the bathtub, and he's a stand-in for male hyper-sexuality, chained down to a wheelchair and glowering.

Adam Mahler

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So-so Bava giallo that has some creative elements but overall just doesn't deliver since there's no gore, minimal violence and an unsympathetic lead.

A.D. Villarreal

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