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Publisher Description

From the unbridled sensuality of silent Italian films, to the neorealist classic Bitter Rice, to the astonishing imagination of Fellini and the more cerebral and fascinating movies of Antonioni, Italy has a filmic legacy unlike that of any other nation. And then there are the popular movies: the lively sword and sandal epics of the peplum era through to the inextricable mix of sexuality and violence in the gialli of such directors as Mario Bava and Dario Argento. All the glory of Italian cinema is celebrated here in comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.

This new and greatly expanded edition takes in major modern hits such as The Great Beauty/La Grande Bellezza. The new generation of Italian film and TV successes, important directors and movements of the past are are all given fresh and incisive evaluations, with every kind of film examined, from arthouse classics to the Spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and co., and the stylish, blood-drenched thrillers and horror films that redefined their respective genres.

'Italian cinema is celebrated here with astute analysis in the sharply informative essays of Barry Forshaw' - John Pitt, New Classics

'No one -- but no one -- composes brief essays on films that are as expert, as complete and as engaging as Barry Forshaw' - Donald Spoto

Look out for Barry Forshaw's Noir series, which includes Euro Noir, Nordic Noir, Brit Noir, American Noir and Historical Noir, and for his latest book, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide.

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2017
23 February
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
192
Pages
PUBLISHER
Oldcastle Books
SIZE
3.2
MB

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