Italian Crime Filmography, 1968_研1980

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McFarland, Oct 9, 2013 - Performing Arts - 332 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Italian Crime Films Most Signi ficant Directors
289
Stars of Italian Crime Films
300
Bibliography
313
Index
315
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Roberto Curti is an Italian film historian and a contributor to periodicals and to books published in Italy, Great Britain and Spain. He lives in Cortona, Italy.

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