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Thinking Aloud About Film: Deep Crimson/ Profundo carmesí (Arturo Ripstein, Mexico, 1996)


This is our eighth podcast on Arturo Ripstein films. Increased exposure has only increased our appreciation; and Deep Crimson seems the best of the films we’ve seen. Based on a true story that was then made into a film by Leonard Kastle in 1970 — The Honeymoon KillersDeep Crimson has a very particular tone, black and funny, encased in the structures of feelings of 1940s popular romances, and edging them towards the savage and brutal as the film unfurls. It’s an extraordinary work. Why it’s so funny and so disturbing is the subject of the podcast.


The podcast can also be listened to on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2zWZ7Egdy6xPCwHPHlOOaT

and on itunes here: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/first-impressions-thinking-aloud-about-film/id1548559546

The film’s opening, a woman enmeshed in romance.

A visit to Hold Back the Dawn, with Boyer and Olivia de Havilland

A wedding in a cemetery

Precise and telling compositions

Our previous podcasts on Arturo Ripstein films may be accessed here:

El Castillo de la pureza/ Castle Of Purity (1972)


La viuda negra/ The Black Widow (1977)

The Place Without Limits/ El lugar sin limites (1978)

Cadena perpetua/ Life Sentence (1979)

El Imperio de la fortuna/ The Realm of Fortune (1986)

José Arroyo