Monograph: Dario Argento and the music of fear by Cristina Carlini – 20-hour form – CFA 3

Form: 20 hours
CFA: 3
Teacher: Cristina Carlini 
Frequency: Every 2 weeks
Entry Requirements: None
Class size: 20 students
Places available: 20
Limitations: Open to all students of all academic courses.


  1. music and cinema
  2. diegetic, extradiegetic and metadiegetic music
  3. Dario Argento and Italian yellow
  4. the music of fear in the filmography of Dario Argento
  5. the association between Ennio Morricone and Dario Argento
  6. the Goblins and the music of “Profondo rosso”
  7. “The third mother” and the musical column of Claudio Simonetti


  1. Mark the difference between absolute music and applied music
  2. To historically contextualize and analyze the dramaturgical levels of film music
  3. To deepen the music of fear in the films of Dario Argento.


  • Lecture notes by prof. Cristina Carlini
  • All the films covered in the course