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Italian Crime Filmography 1968 1980

Author : Roberto Curti
ISBN : 9781476612089
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

Investigating Italy S Past Through Historical Crime Fiction Films And Tv Series

Author : Barbara Pezzotti
ISBN : 9781349949083
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book is the first monograph in English that comprehensively examines the ways in which Italian historical crime novels, TV series, and films have become a means to intervene in the social and political changes of the country. This study explores the ways in which fictional representations of the past mirror contemporaneous anxieties within Italian society in the work of writers such as Leonardo Sciascia, Andrea Camilleri, Carlo Lucarelli, Francesco Guccini, Loriano Macchiavelli, Marcello Fois, Maurizio De Giovanni, and Giancarlo De Cataldo; film directors such as Elio Petri, Pietro Germi, Michele Placido, and Damiano Damiani; and TV series such as the “Commissario De Luca” series, the “Commissario Nardone” series, and “Romanzo criminale–The series.” Providing the most wide-ranging examination of this sub-genre in Italy, Barbara Pezzotti places works set in the Risorgimento, WWII, and the Years of Lead in the larger social and political context of contemporary Italy.
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Italian Gothic Horror Films 1980 1989

Author : Roberto Curti
ISBN : 9781476635248
Genre : Performing Arts
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The Italian Gothic horror genre underwent many changes in the 1980s, with masters such as Mario Bava and Riccardo Freda dying or retiring and young filmmakers such as Lamberto Bava (Macabro, Demons) and Michele Soavi (The Church) surfacing. Horror films proved commercially successful in the first half of the decade thanks to Dario Argento (both as director and producer) and Lucio Fulci, but the rise of made-for-TV products has resulted in the gradual disappearance of genre products from the big screen. This book examines all the Italian Gothic films of the 1980s. It includes previously unpublished trivia and production data taken from official archive papers, original scripts and interviews with filmmakers, actors and scriptwriters. The entries include a complete cast and crew list, plot summary, production history and analysis. Two appendices list direct-to-video releases and made-for-TV films.
Category: Performing Arts

Italian Gothic Horror Films 1970 1979

Author : Roberto Curti
ISBN : 9781476629605
Genre : Performing Arts
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Italian Gothic horror films of the 1970s were influenced by the violent giallo movies and adults-only comics of the era, resulting in a graphic approach to the genre. Stories often featured over-the-top violence and nudity and pushed the limits of what could be shown on the screen. The decade marked the return of specialist directors like Mario Bava, Riccardo Freda and Antonio Margheriti, and the emergence of new talents such as Pupi Avati (The House with the Laughing Windows) and Francesco Barilli (The Perfume of the Lady in Black). The author examines the Italian Gothic horror of the period, providing previously unpublished details and production data taken from official papers, original scripts and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. Entries include complete cast and crew lists, plot summaries, production history and analysis. An appendix covers Italian made-for-TV films and mini-series.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Actors Guide

Author : Steven A. Lukanic
ISBN : 094372838X
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Film Actors Guide

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ISBN : UOM:39015028724766
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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Film Directors

Author : Michael Singer
ISBN : UOM:39015068933939
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Historical Dictionary Of Crime Films

Author : Geoff Mayer
ISBN : 9780810867697
Genre : Performing Arts
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The crime film genre consists of detective films, gangster films, suspense thrillers, film noir, and caper films and is produced throughout the world. Crime film was there at the birth of cinema, and it has accompanied cinema over more than a century of history, passing from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color. The genre includes such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Gaslight, The French Connection, and Serpico, as well as more recent successes like Seven, Drive, and L.A. Confidential. The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Film Actors

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ISBN : UOM:39015067503071
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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The Heist Film

Author : Daryl Lee
ISBN : 9780231850582
Genre : Performing Arts
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A concise introduction to the genre about that one last big score, The Heist Film: Stealing With Style traces this crime thriller's development as both a dramatic and comic vehicle growing out of film noir (Criss Cross, The Killers, The Asphalt Jungle), mutating into sleek capers in the 1960s (Ocean's Eleven, Gambit, How to Steal a Million) and splashing across screens in the 2000s in remake after remake (The Thomas Crown Affair, The Italian Job, The Good Thief). Built around a series of case studies (Rififi, Bob le Flambeur, The Killing, The Lavender Hill Mob, The Getaway, the Ocean's trilogy), this volume explores why directors of such varied backgrounds, from studio regulars (Siodmak, Crichton, Siegel, Walsh and Wise) to independents (Anderson, Fuller, Kubrick, Ritchie and Soderbergh), are so drawn to this popular genre.
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Blood And Black Lace

Author : Roberto Curti
ISBN : 1911325930
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Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is commonly considered the archetypal giallo. This book examines its main narrative and stylistic aspects, including the groundbreaking prominence of violence and sadism and its use of color and lighting, as well as Bava's irreverent approach to genre and handling of the audience's expectations.
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Film Actors Directory

Author : Steve LuKanic
ISBN : 1580650201
Genre : Motion picture actors and actresses
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The most comprehensive reference book about film actors of major studio films, independent films, made-for-television films, cable films, cameos. Includes credits and contact information as well as a cross-referenced index by film title/actor.
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses

Michael Singer S Film Directors

Author : Michael Singer
ISBN : IND:30000026370464
Genre : Motion picture producers and directors
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Film Composers Directory

Author : Lone Eagle Publishing Co
ISBN : UOM:39015048801750
Genre : Motion picture music
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This directory provides an easy-to-use, accurate and up-to-date reference to film composers. Although designed mainly to be used by film production companies looking to hire composers, Film Composers has also found a strong audience among lovers of film music as well as researchers. Features include: Alphabetical listing of composers by name with a chronological listing of their credits showing releasing company and date of release; Contact information, when available, as well as any union, guild and/or society information; Cross-referenced index of film titles in alphabetical order followed by the name of the composer; Academy and Emmy Award winners and nominees among the composers listed in the book; A section on 'Notable Composers of the Past', showing the careers of selected composers since the beginnings of sound.
Category: Motion picture music

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

Author : Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
ISBN : 0852296339
Genre : Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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Historical Dictionary Of Italian Cinema

Author : Gino Moliterno
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131623394
Genre : History
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"Italian cinema is regarded as one of the great pillars of world cinema. Films like Ladri di biciclette (1948), La dolce vita (1960), and Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) attracted unprecedented international acclaim and a reputation, which only continue to grow. Italian cinema has produced such acting legends as Sophia Loren and Roberto Benigni, as well as world-renowned filmmakers like Federico Fellini, Sergio Leone, Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and Lina Wertmuller, the first woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director award." "The Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema provides a better understanding of the role Italian cinema has played in film history through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, black--white photos, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on actors, actresses, movies, producers, organizations, awards, film credits, and terminology."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: History

America History And Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133520721
Genre : Canada
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Article abstracts and citations of reviews and dissertations covering the United States and Canada.
Category: Canada