Possibly my Favorite Argento Opening
I had recently heard of this film when seeing a list people made of their favorite underrated Ennio Morricone scores. After listening to several tracks from the score and watching the trailer, I decided to just blind buy "The Stendhal Syndrome" from Best Buy and wasn't disappointed. Of all the Argento films I've seen so far, it's definitely the most unpredictable and sadistic of his films I've seen, especially the moments between Asia Argento and Thomas Kretschmann.
But the highlight for me was the opening sequence of Anna in the museum. Between Morricone's score subtly turning up the tension and the camera capturing every facet of the museum and using the beauty to both draw us deeper in and isolate us from any possibility of hope and "redemption" from Alfredo's disease, it truly set a bar for what Argento, on his best days, can accomplish.