Italian Crime Filmography 1968 1980

Italian Crime Filmography  1968 1980 Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9780786469765
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 332
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"In 1970s Italy, crime films were the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. The product of a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture and convey the widespread anxiety and anger in their tales. This book includes all the crime films produced in Italy between 1968 and 1980"--

Italian Crime Filmography 1968 1980

Italian Crime Filmography  1968 1980 Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476612089
Release 2013-10-22
Pages 332
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In 1970s Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime films became the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. In a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture the anxiety and anger of the times in their tales of tough cops, ruthless criminals and urban paranoia. Recent years have seen renewed critical interest in the genre, thanks in part to such illustrious fans as Quentin Tarantino. This book examines all of the 220+ crime films produced in Italy between 1968 and 1980, the period when the genre first appeared and grew to its peak. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, home video releases, a plot summary and the author's own analysis. Excerpts from a variety of sources are included: academic texts, contemporary reviews, and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. There are many onset stills and film posters.

Riccardo Freda

Riccardo Freda Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476628387
Release 2017-03-13
Pages 376
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In an eclectic career spanning four decades, Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909–1999) produced films of remarkable technical skill and powerful visual style, including the swashbuckler Black Eagle (1946), an adaptation of Les Miserables (1947), the peplum Theodora, Slave Empress (1954) and a number of cult-favorite Gothic and horror films such as I Vampiri (1957), The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) and The Ghost (1963). Freda was first championed in the 1960s by French critics who labeled him “the European Raoul Walsh,” and enjoyed growing critical esteem over the years. This book covers his life and career for the first time in English, with detailed analyses of his films and exclusive interviews with his collaborators and family.

Tonino Valerii

Tonino Valerii Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9781476626185
Release 2016-08-08
Pages 232
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Tonino Valerii is one of Italy's best genre film directors. Starting out as Sergio Leone's assistant on For a Few Dollars More (1965), he went on to direct spaghetti westerns that stand out among the most accomplished in their class--Day of Anger (1967), The Price of Power (1969), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die! (1972) and My Name Is Nobody (1973). He also directed the outstanding giallo My Dear Killer (1972). This book examines Valerii's life and career in depth for the first time, with exclusive interviews with the filmmaker, scriptwriters and actors, and critical analysis of his films.

Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957 1969

Italian Gothic Horror Films  1957 1969 Author Roberto Curti
ISBN-10 9780786494378
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 220
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The "Gothic" style was a key trend in Italian cinema of the 1950s and 1960s, because of its peculiar, often strikingly original approach to the horror genre. These films portrayed Gothic staples in a stylish and idiosyncratic way, and took a daring approach to the supernatural and to eroticism, with the presence of menacing yet seductive female witches, vampires and ghosts. Thanks to such filmmakers as Mario Bava (Black Sunday), Riccardo Freda (The Horrible Dr. Hichcock), and Antonio Margheriti (Castle of Blood), as well the iconic presence of actress Barbara Steele, Italian Gothic horror went overseas and reached cult status. The book examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, with an abundance of previously unpublished production information drawn from official papers and original scripts. Entries include a complete cast and crew list, home video releases, plot summary and the author’s analysis. Excerpts from interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors are included. Foreword by film director and scriptwriter Ernesto Gastaldi.

So Deadly So Perverse

So Deadly  So Perverse Author Troy Howarth
ISBN-10 1936168588
Release 2015
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An in-depth examination of the Italian horror-thriller film genre, giallo, focusing on the films, as well as the directors, actresses and scores that underpinned them.

The Day of the Owl

The Day of the Owl Author Leonardo Sciascia
ISBN-10 159017061X
Release 2003
Pages 124
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A man is shot dead as he runs to catch the bus in the piazza of a small Sicilian town. Captain Bellodi, the detective on the case, is new to his job and determined to prove himself. Bellodi suspects the Mafia, and his suspicions grow when he finds himself up against an apparently unbreachable wall of silence. A surprise turn puts him on the track of a series of nasty crimes. But all the while Bellodi's investigation is being carefully monitored by a host of observers, near and far. They share a single concern: to keep the truth from coming out. This short, beautifully paced novel is a mesmerizing description of the Mafia at work.

Perverse Titillation

Perverse Titillation Author Danny Shipka
ISBN-10 9780786486090
Release 2011-06-14
Pages 346
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"The exploitation film industry of Italy, Spain and France during the height of its popularity from 1960 to 1980 is the focus of this entertaining history. The Eurocult phenomenon is examined in relation to the influences that European culture and environment have had on the world of exploitation cinema"--

Introduction to Documentary Second Edition

Introduction to Documentary  Second Edition Author Bill Nichols
ISBN-10 9780253004871
Release 2010-12-07
Pages 368
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This new edition of Bill Nichols’s bestselling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the distinguishing qualities of documentary and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Carefully revised to take account of new work and trends, this volume includes information on more than 100 documentaries released since the first edition, an expanded treatment of the six documentary modes, new still images, and a greatly expanded list of distributors.

A New Gaze

A New Gaze Author Concepción Cascajosa Virino
ISBN-10 9781443883986
Release 2015
Pages 240
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A New Gaze has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A New Gaze also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A New Gaze book for free.

Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini Author Chris Wiegand
ISBN-10 382281590X
Release 2003
Pages 192
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Forever a circus ringleader at heart, Fellini is remembered as one of cinema's greatest storytellers. Each film of his is analyzed and examined in this collection that includes movie posters.

Starring New York

Starring New York Author Stanley Corkin
ISBN-10 0195382803
Release 2011-06-09
Pages 240
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An urban history of the city that never sleeps through classic films such as Shaft, Annie Hall, Death Wish, The Godfather, and Taxi Driver, Starring New York showcases the city's lasting contribution to American cinema during a decade fraught with sociocultural changes.

Hollywood s West

Hollywood s West Author Peter Rollins
ISBN-10 9780813171807
Release 2005-11-11
Pages 392
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American historians such as Frederick Jackson Turner have argued that the West has been the region that most clearly defines American democracy and the national ethos. Throughout the twentieth century, the “frontier thesis” influenced film and television producers who used the West as a backdrop for an array of dramatic explorations of America’s history and the evolution of its culture and values. The common themes found in Westerns distinguish the genre as a quintessentially American form of dramatic art. In Hollywood’s West, Peter C. Rollins, John E. O’Connor, and the nation’s leading film scholars analyze popular conceptions of the frontier as a fundamental element of American history and culture. This volume examines classic Western films and programs that span nearly a century, from Cimarron (1931) to Turner Network Television’s recent made-for-TV movies. Many of the films discussed here are considered among the greatest cinematic landmarks of all time. The essays highlight the ways in which Westerns have both shaped and reflected the dominant social and political concerns of their respective eras. While Cimarron challenged audiences with an innovative, complex narrative, other Westerns of the early sound era such as The Great Meadow (1931) frequently presented nostalgic visions of a simpler frontier era as a temporary diversion from the hardships of the Great Depression. Westerns of the 1950s reveal the profound uncertainty cast by the cold war, whereas later Westerns display heightened violence and cynicism, products of a society marred by wars, assassinations, riots, and political scandals. The volume concludes with a comprehensive filmography and an informative bibliography of scholarly writings on the Western genre. This collection will prove useful to film scholars, historians, and both devoted and casual fans of the Western genre. Hollywood’s West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of both the historic American frontier and its innumerable popular representations.


Animation Author Paul Wells
ISBN-10 1903364205
Release 2002
Pages 149
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Animation: Genre and Authorship explores the distinctive language of animation, its production processes, and the particular questions about who makes it, under what conditions and with what purpose. In this first study to look specifically at the ways in which animation displays unique models of "auteurism" and how it revises generic categories, Paul Wells challenges the prominence of live-action movie-making as the first form of contemporary cinema and visual culture. The book also includes interviews with Ray Harryhausen and Caroline Leaf, and a full "timeline" of the history of animation.

Working Girls

Working Girls Author Yvonne Tasker
ISBN-10 9781134826605
Release 2002-09-11
Pages 256
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Working Girls investigates the thematic concerns of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and its ambivalent articulation of women as both active, and defined by sexual performance, asking whether new Hollywood cinema has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities. Whether analysing the rise of films centred around female friendships, or the entrance of pop stars such as Whitney Houston and Madonna into film, Working Girls is an authoritative investigation of the presence of women both as film makers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.

Understanding Movies

Understanding Movies Author Louis Giannetti
ISBN-10 0134492080
Release 2017-01-05
Pages 576
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For courses in Introduction to Film An engaging, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into the language of film and how meaning is conveyed to audiences. Author Louis Giannetti engages students in the fascinating language systems and techniques of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Building upon the visually engaging and accessible presentation of previous editions, the Fourteenth Edition adds updated photos, new content on the latest cinematic trends, and coverage of recent films to provide students a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them. Understanding Movies, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.

Stagecoach to Tombstone

Stagecoach to Tombstone Author Howard Hughes
ISBN-10 1845115716
Release 2008
Pages 274
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The author explores the western, running from John Ford's 'Stagecoach' to the revisionary 'Tombstone'. He explores 27 key films, and draws on production notes, cast and crew biographies, and the films' box-office success, to reveal their place in western history.