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Buick6
16-06-2005, 12:48 PM
'giallo' movies.

The next untapped 'cannon' for pomo trendies to re-imagine contextually subtextually.

Brian DePalma, we hardly knew you.

'Women's weepies' with sex and blood.

Soundtracks to die for.

Better and more 'modern' than Hitchcock! (Oi!)

you know you love them, and if you don't you want to (or will)

Discuss.

stelfox
16-06-2005, 01:58 PM
i thought this was about bounty killer

Omaar
16-06-2005, 09:15 PM
This is stuff like Dario Argento right? Goblin are pretty awesome. What's the capricorn-giallo connection?

Buick6
16-06-2005, 11:31 PM
Argento is referred to as the 'best' as his films tend to be the most overtly stylised and explicitly violent, however there were hundreds of these films made. Lucio fulci made some truly sophisiticated gialli before he became a spltterpunk merchant as well as Sergio Martino, who is the Douglas Sirk of splatter, the aldo Lado made Marxist-gialli that gave Passolini a run for his money and then some.

Trust me I'm a professional.

whats the Capricorn business all about?

BSquires
21-06-2005, 12:23 PM
Argento is one of my favourites. Have you seen his latest - The Card Player? There have been some complaints that he has dropped the ball, but I thoroughly enjoyed it... it isn't that gory, but still has enough thematic and stylistic tics to make it interesting... The 'animal' tiliogy are all excellent, Deep Red is a work of modernist genius, Suspiria has the scariest opening reel in cinema, Tenebrae changed my life and I even have a soft spot for Phenomena... I could go on...

As for other giallo, I've not seen too many but Bava's Blood and Black Lace, which I believe is the first example of the genre is pretty decent as are the contents of Anchor Bay's Giallo Boxset...

You are dead right about De Palma - he has always been more Argento than Hitchcock to me. When Brian is on form he is another personal favourite. It's propably my scopophilia...

In general you can't go wrong with widescreen aspect ratios, close-ups of eyes, OTT violence, dubious prog rock and outrageous twists. What's not to like?

Noah Baby Food
22-06-2005, 12:04 PM
Nice topic! One of my obsessions, this...

There's a whole wealth of Italian exploitation cinema from the 60s, 70s and 80s, some really stylish interesting stuff, back when there was reasonable money in their film industry. Argento is a masterful director but sometimes seems to wilfully fuck things up - his films can be inconsistent from scene to scene, but visually they're some of the most striking ever. Not seen The Card Player yet, but have heard it's filmed in a much more naturalistuc style to his usual overblown theatrics, so he's gotta be commended for doing something different for sure.
Right about Fulci though - those who have just seen his 80s splatter stuff don't realise how good he actually was...the guy made westerns, comedies, all kinds of stuff, and his gialli are very good.
Umberto Lenzi also made some good 'uns...Ruggero Deodato too...in fact all these guys were proper workhorses, turning their hand to many different genres (I enjoy what I've seen of the hard-boiled Italian polizei (sp?) movies too, crazy macho stuff).

Interesting complement to the gialli is the strain of American grindhouse movies made in the 60s and 70s...dealing with similar themes (and mucho misanthropy, misogyny etc) but with none of the overt visual flair...stuff you need a shower after watching. Saw "Don't Answer The Phone!" the other night and it's great. There's something about the atmosphere of these films that can never be replicated I reckon...there's far more extreme material available nowadays, but it's all about the tone .

Buick6
23-06-2005, 12:54 AM
There's something about the atmosphere of these films that can never be replicated I reckon...there's far more extreme material available nowadays, but it's all about the tone .

Too right..genre now is retarded, has no tone, shitty feel, and it's all about wanky transgression and going for that 'snuff film' vibe, or it's all ripoff of 'Silence of the lambs' ad nauseum or David Fincher with the annoying flash-cuts. The Japs and Koreans get interesting 'tones'

I thought argento's recent 'Sleepless' was the best 'giallo' since, fuck 'Basic instinct'! But it's pretty inspiring that he still made a film that has the tone, soundtrack, chicks and crazy set-pieces that he was doing back in the 70s-80s.

Noah Baby Food
23-06-2005, 10:43 AM
What do you think of Joe D'Amato, Buick? what a guy he was. Have you seen "Emannuelle In America"?

Omaar
23-06-2005, 09:04 PM
I've not seen too many of these films, I was howevere particularly imressed by Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust.

My favourite thing about D'Amato is this list which I found on IMDB, this has to be some kind of record:

Sometimes Credited As:

Sarah Asproon
Donna Aubert
Stephen Benson
Steve Benson
Anna Bergman
John Bird
Alexandre Borski
Alexandre Borsky
James Burke
Lee Castle
Lynn Clark
O.J. Clarke
Hugo Clevers
Joe De Mato
Michael Di Caprio
Dario Donati
Raf Donato
Romano Gastaldi
Robert Hall
Richard Haller
David Hills
Igor Horwess
George Hudson
Gerry Lively
Kevin Mancuso
A. Massaccesi
Aristice Massaccesi
Aristide Massaccesi
Aristide Massaccessi
Arizona Massachuset
Andrea Massai
J. Metheus
Peter Newton
Una Pierre
Zak Roberts
Tom Salima
John Shadow
Federico Slonisco
Frederick Slonisco
Fédérico Slonisco
Dan Slonisko
Federico Slonisko
Federiko Slonisko
Frederick Slonisko
Frederico Slonisko
Frederic Slonisko
Frederiko Slonisko
Fred Slonisko
Chana Lee Sun
Chang Lee Sun
Michael Wotruba
Robert Yip
Joe d'Amato

AshRa
27-06-2005, 03:44 PM
This is stuff like Dario Argento right? Goblin are pretty awesome. What's the capricorn-giallo connection?

Capricorn = Goblin, right?

Buick6
28-06-2005, 12:33 PM
What do you think of Joe D'Amato, Buick? what a guy he was. Have you seen "Emannuelle In America"?

Actually, hehe, the first I ever heard of Joe D'Amato was from a porno movie I bought called 'outlaws'. It was a porno Western with some of the hottest girls having the hottest sex I'd ever seen! I then did a Google (this was around 1999, and he'd recently died) and found that he had some 'cult' film connection.

It was only recently that I became aware that he'd made tons of giallo, horror, exploitation and hardcore porno titles!. He was also a gifted cinematographer, you should check out the giallo 'what have they done to solange'. D'Amato was the DOP and it's one of the finest giallos ever. It was shot in London, as were many giallos, capturing the 'swinging' vibe of the late 60s and early 70s.

In the late 90s D'amato mainly did hardcore porno. Even when its filth, those Italian's always got class!

Noah Baby Food
29-06-2005, 10:09 AM
The guy was incredible, a real master hack - would do any genre, bang 'em out. He used to say "I am not a very good director but I'm a good cinematographer". Can you imagine ANYONE in Hollywood talking about themselves in such terms?

Emmanuelle in America is nuts - in the course of her sexy and free-spirited escapades (which includes a bit where a woman tosses off a horse, for crying out loud - the noise it makes is fuckin crazy) our heroine uncovers a snuff movie ring. the "snuff" sequences are very well done, very convincing and genuinely shocking. the whole thing is filmed like a TV movie or a soap opera, so when the nastiness kicks in it's very disconcerting. Also features some very incongrous hardcore scenes featuring VERY ugly people who have no relevance to the plot.

Other good uns by this man:

Absurd - follow up to The Anthropophagous Beast, classic early 80s slasher featuring Italian exploitation stalwart, the massive George Eastman. No sex in this one. Very grim sadistic tone, the pace isn't that great but the gore sequences are superb.

Porno Holocaust - I have the Italian disc of this with no subtitles. From what I can make out it's about a huge black man who lives on an island murdering folk with his big demonic penis. Old Joe said that the mix of sex and horror didn't quite work in this one.

Buio Omega (aka Beyond The Darkness) - everything fell into place with this one...it's claustrophobic, quite well acted, nice visual touches and very extreme. definitely one of his best.

Emanuelle And The Last Cannibals - very enjoyable jungle potboiler, not as unpleasant as Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust or Lenzi's Cannibal Ferox, but good film.


...haven't had the pleasure of "Quest For The Mighty Sword" or "Ator The Fighting Eagle"...his ventures into swords & sorcery are meant to be absolutely shocking..."Quest For The Mighty Sword" indeed... also, haven't really checked his straight-up porn stuff, although "Caligula: The Untold Story" is on its way to me - which is supposed to make the Tinto Brass original look tame.

there's even a documentary about the geezer (thanks IMDB), which I'm gonna have to seek out.

(related point: i IMPLORE anyone reading this to go and buy the DVD of "Troll 2". D'Amato produced it and the director called himself "Drake Floyd". You can pick it up for about three quid from Music Zone shop or amazon...please just trust me on this one. google it and check the reviews. one of the most ludicrous films i've ever seen)

Buick6
29-06-2005, 11:23 PM
Cronenberg used 'emmanuel in america' as an influence for some of the ideas in 'Videodrome'

Omaar
30-06-2005, 04:24 AM
Cronenberg used 'emmanuel in america' as an influence for some of the ideas in 'Videodrome'

really? videodrome is fantastic, I'm curious to see this emanuelle in america ... on the subject of horseplay, has anyone seen 'the beast'?

What do people think about those animal death scenes in cannibal holocaust and ferox? I found them highly disturbing, but they seem important in order to blur the reality fiction boundary. Pretty abhorrent really though.

Noah Baby Food
30-06-2005, 10:48 AM
Cronenberg used 'emmanuel in america' as an influence for some of the ideas in 'Videodrome'


Didn't know that, that's cool. Nice to see the culturally respectable giving props to the culturally unrespectable (stuff like that confounds da snobs...e.g. the critics not wanting to call Gaspar Noe an exploitation film director, and not calling Dead Man's Shoes a slasher film)

As for the animal violence thing...very contensious point. it does help to blur the line in Ferox and Holocaust, and it certainly ain't nice, but for me it did kinda work in these two films though. Gives the films a bit more of that barbaric, medieval vibe, if you know what I mean. However, I've got "Man From Deep River" by Lenzi, early seventies rip-off of "A Man Called Horse", which is credited as being the precursor to the whole cannibal genre. It's a terrible film, full of animal cruelty, but with no real "meat" otherwise. It actually offended me, and trust me, that never happens. Ferox and Holcaust have some great set-pieces, great sense of unrelenting sadism in the former and great documentary feel in the latter - and this all helps balance the nasty animal scenes. Man From Deep River has none of that, it's weak, and the animal scenes seem really distasteful and "tacked on".

Buick6
08-07-2005, 06:50 AM
Well if anyone saw Michael Haneke's 'time of the wolf' they stab a horse in the throat and kill it.

Haneke is very hoity-toity arthouse stuff and very sick too.

viktorvaughn
05-11-2008, 03:46 PM
Digging out this thread as recently watched a few of the Argento ones and thought they were great. Deep Red genuinely quite queezy/eerie. Any more tips?

IdleRich
05-11-2008, 04:01 PM
Craner is your man for this, have a look in the (kind of) thriving Euro Cult Film thread that's probably about third in the ranking in the Art section, loads of that stuff there.

BareBones
05-11-2008, 04:30 PM
anyone into herschell gordon lewis??

craner
05-11-2008, 05:48 PM
I never even knew this thread existed!

craner
05-11-2008, 07:20 PM
Any more tips?

These are the ones to see:

The Girl Who Knew Too Much (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mario-Bava-Collection/dp/B000VUVG2K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226016911&sr=1-1) (Mario Bava)

Blood & Black Lace (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Blood-Black-Lace-Cameron-Mitchell/dp/B000BB1926/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226016972&sr=1-1) (Mario Bava)

Lizard in a Woman's Skin (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lizard-Womans-Skin-REGION-NTSC/dp/B000IMVE5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017003&sr=1-1) (Lucio Fulci)

Don't Torture a Duckling (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Torture-Duckling-Florinda-Bolkan/dp/B000KRNG54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017040&sr=1-1) (Lucio Fulci)

What Have You Done to Solange? (http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Have-Solange-avete-fatto/dp/B000F0H78S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017083&sr=1-2) (Massino Dallamano)

The House with Laughing Windows (http://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Windows-Laugh-finestre-ridono/dp/B000G8NYWW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017152&sr=1-2) (Pupi Avati) (Not strictkly giallo, this, but if you enjoyed the Argentos then you need to see it.

Perfume of the Lady in Black (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perfume-Black-Profumo-della-signora/dp/8875840547/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017185&sr=1-1) (Francesco Barilli) (Again, not strictly giallo, a kind of PCP-mangled Rosemary's Baby, but it just about qualifies.)

The Strange Vice of Mrs Wardh (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Strange-Vice-Mrs-Wardh-REGION/dp/B0009ETD1O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017220&sr=1-1) (Sergio Martino)

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Your-Vice-Locked-Room-Only/dp/B000AQKUPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017257&sr=1-1) (Sergio Martino)

The Fifth Cord (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fifth-Cord-Franco-Nero/dp/B000E41MT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017291&sr=1-1) (Luigi Bazzoni) (This mainly for Franco Nero, the clothes, the music, and some of the most exquisite cinematography this side of The Conformist.)

Those are the ones you'll be wanting to see.

Also, if you enjoyed Argento, you need to be watching all the Mario Bava you can (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bava-Box-Vol-REGION-NTSC/dp/B000UVV23S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017323&sr=1-2).

All of these films are easily availabe, except for the Martinos, which have gone OP and are now fetching silly prices.

craner
05-11-2008, 07:28 PM
And Blood & Black Lace which is only availabe via a ghastly transfer. I have a badly cut and dubbed VHS version of this film that is better quality than the VCI dvd. It's very annoying, because this is probably the most vivid and perfect giallo of all and the COLOURS and the picture clarity are CENTRAL to the film's aesthetic.

IdleRich
05-11-2008, 09:37 PM
"anyone into herschell gordon lewis??"
Have a soft spot for some of them. A few are a little disappointing to say the least but I think that the Gore Gore Girls is very.... I don't know, twisted. I mean, it's cartoony but the mind that thinks up that stuff is very odd, the bit where one of the victims has her nipple sliced off and it sprays milk into a glass is fucked. The whole story line of that film is incredibly sexist. Music is great though.
How about Doris Wishman, the low budget HGL? I wouldn't be the first to say that her films are so badly filmed they look as though they are an avant-garde experiment (in rape fantasy usually).

BareBones
06-11-2008, 09:13 AM
Have a soft spot for some of them. A few are a little disappointing to say the least but I think that the Gore Gore Girls is very.... I don't know, twisted. I mean, it's cartoony but the mind that thinks up that stuff is very odd, the bit where one of the victims has her nipple sliced off and it sprays milk into a glass is fucked. The whole story line of that film is incredibly sexist. Music is great though.
How about Doris Wishman, the low budget HGL? I wouldn't be the first to say that her films are so badly filmed they look as though they are an avant-garde experiment (in rape fantasy usually).

Never seen any Doris Wishman but I will try to check her out (as I will do with most of the films listed upthread - haven't seen/heard of most of these)... a low-budget HGL sounds kind of amazing in itself, lol

I like Gore-Gore Girls too. True he can be very disappointing but some of his stuff has such a weird editing style / soft-focus psychedelia that I find really sweet. My favourite HGL is Wizard of Gore, i knew i'd love that film even when i heard the title - and it has one of the silliest, most preposterous endings of any film i've seen.

viktorvaughn
06-11-2008, 09:49 AM
And Blood & Black Lace which is only availabe via a ghastly transfer. I have a badly cut and dubbed VHS version of this film that is better quality than the VCI dvd. It's very annoying, because this is probably the most vivid and perfect giallo of all and the COLOURS and the picture clarity are CENTRAL to the film's aesthetic.

Thank for taking the time to do such a comprehensive list. I am really enjoying films with that stalky, queezy atmosphere - thought some are obviously pretty violent it's the sustained tension and the little motifs, the predatory camerawork and the sense of dread/unease permeating the whole fabric of the films that I like best.

Similarly enjoyable is Peeping Tom.

Am getting a 28" monitor and new computer soon so am going to get back on LoveFilm and get back on the cinema wagon pretty hard.:cool:

IdleRich
06-11-2008, 10:17 AM
"Never seen any Doris Wishman but I will try to check her out (as I will do with most of the films listed upthread - haven't seen/heard of most of these)... a low-budget HGL sounds kind of amazing in itself, lol"
I remember now, the thing (or one of the things) that makes her films seem particularly odd is the way she never figured out how to synch voices with the mouths so the camera always cuts away from the speaker's face and focuses on their feet or something. The Amazing Transplant is the one I'm particularly thinking of here, it's one of those ones where someone receives part of a dead man (in this case his penis of course) and it takes over causing him to rape loads of women. The film is basically a load of flashbacks to these rapes as the detective retraces the victim/killer's route. It's awful. Don't bother with Nude On The Moon though, that's sooooo boring.

Back to Giallo type things, I watched Strip Nude For Your Killer the other day which was ok.

craner
06-11-2008, 03:41 PM
Strip Nude For Your Killer

Another perfect title tacked onto a pretty hopeless film.

craner
06-11-2008, 11:27 PM
Added useful consumer links to my post above; these are all the best editions of the films currently available. In regard to the more expensive Italian editions, particularly Windows and Solange, it's worth paying the money; for the gorgeous picture quality, original soundtracks with decent subs, and lovely packaging. The UK and US editions are inferior on all fronts, and it makes a difference. The Bava Box sets are the most amazing bargains extant on the DVD market, and you should buy them immediately. As for the Martinos, well, even I'd balk at those prices. It's a shame because his other three, massively inferior, gialli are all available at quite sensible prices.

nomadthethird
06-11-2008, 11:31 PM
Similarly enjoyable is Peeping Tom.


One of my alltime favorites.

Wish Netflix had more Giallo...

craner
06-11-2008, 11:38 PM
About a year ago, you could have got those Martinos for about £15, but tragically the company that put so much money into assembling these beautiful products went bust. Mainly because of their expensive care. RIP No Shame. Even their lovely web site has gone down.

viktorvaughn
21-12-2008, 09:20 AM
Any more tips?

These are the ones to see:

Don't Torture a Duckling (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dont-Torture-Duckling-Florinda-Bolkan/dp/B000KRNG54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017040&sr=1-1) (Lucio Fulci)

What Have You Done to Solange? (http://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Have-Solange-avete-fatto/dp/B000F0H78S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017083&sr=1-2) (Massino Dallamano)

The House with Laughing Windows (http://www.amazon.co.uk/House-Windows-Laugh-finestre-ridono/dp/B000G8NYWW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1226017152&sr=1-2) (Pupi Avati) (Not strictkly giallo, this, but if you enjoyed the Argentos then you need to see it.


Hey thanks again for these tips Craner - i borrowed the three above off a movie nut mate. Didn't think Duckling was that great but the other two are really good. House with laughing windows has a great atmosphere. Bought the cheap Mario Bava box-set from Amazon, have yet to watch it. The prices on there on certain things just seem to be going lower and lower..

craner
21-12-2008, 03:21 PM
Didn't think Duckling was that great

Funny, Fulci is a great divider.

Bought the cheap Mario Bava box-set from Amazon

Vol 1 or 2? Would be interested to know what you think of the Bavas.

IdleRich
22-12-2008, 02:48 PM
"Funny, Fulci is a great divider."
Just watched The Beyond on Friday - that's a good film. Lots of amazing imagery (like the guy getting his face eaten off by giant spiders) and the ending was brilliantly ambiguous (well - I'm not sure exactly what happened but it was definitely something bad). The plot was fantastic (by which I mean utterly non-existent) as well.

Mr. Tea
22-12-2008, 06:43 PM
The titles of a lot of these films remind me of the (meta)fictional 'Lazlo Woodbine thrillers', a series of books featured in many of Robert Rankin's novels - they're called things like Death Wears A Green Tuxedo and Blonde In A Bodybag. Though the model for them is clearly 40s/50s American detective-genre noir - Woodbine is a 'hard-bitten private eye who doesn't play by the rules...' (you get the idea).

craner
23-12-2008, 12:04 AM
Well, yeah, the origin of the Italian gialli, apart from Hitchcock and German krimi films, is the Italian pulp noir novels, called gialli because their covers were yellow. So, in a way, T., spot on. We should merge this thread with my beloved Eurocult thread, much as I love having two on the go about this shit.

craner
13-02-2009, 06:37 PM
If anyone's feeling generous... (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B0000B1KCF/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used)

nochexxx
12-08-2009, 04:41 PM
i watched Fulci's Contraband last night, it caught my eye as it was tagged as a 'Poliziotteschi (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poliziotteschi)' film. a term i hadn't heard about before.

i didn't think it was that great tbh.

i'm starting to wonder if I should be watching Fulchi in dubbed English?

craner
14-08-2009, 10:30 AM
Bizarelly, if often helps. Same with Argento. But not at all with Bava, or many others.

I haven't seen Contraband but it's not a highly respected film. Fernando di Leo and Enzo Castellari are your boys for the polizias.

viktorvaughn
03-12-2009, 09:25 AM
Saw

The Killer must Kill Again

not exactly classic giallo as you can see who the killer is from the start and he seems to be a bit more of a contact killer than a psycho (does have an amazing skull like face though), so maybe should be in the eurocult thread?

Got to watch

Lizard in a Womans Skin
All the colours of the dark
The strange vice of Mrs Wardh
Perversion Story

God bless film nerd mates.:D

viktorvaughn
07-12-2009, 10:49 AM
All the colours of the dark is quite good. Reminded me of Rosemarys Baby.

More recommendations Craner!

craner
07-12-2009, 12:44 PM
Sure. What ones have you already seen?

Immryr
07-12-2009, 12:53 PM
the house by the cemetary was on tv the other night. absolutely amazing, definitely one of the best fulci films i've seen.

craner
08-12-2009, 10:37 AM
Black Belly of the Tarantula (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcapC_sO9ho) is pretty good.

Superb Morricone score (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgYKMKh5fPE), Barbara Bouchet, J&B by the bucket...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_6DpEiwWPjI8/Sr2BQJkuNGI/AAAAAAAAGkc/9XbPrOPZiM0/s1600-

slim jenkins
11-12-2009, 06:17 AM
'giallo' movies.


Better and more 'modern' than Hitchcock! (Oi!)



Discuss.

Are you sure...?

IdleRich
11-07-2011, 01:59 PM
Giallo Generator - it was inevitable really I guess

http://www.braineater.com/misc/giallo.html


Bloodstains on Liza's Shroud

Directed by
Carlo Smelmi

A boy is found dismembered in a public park. His twin is mistaken for somone else by the perpetrator of the the killing; and despite several false leads, she begins to suspect the maniac responsible may be her own twin!

droid
27-04-2012, 08:14 PM
http://www.scribd.com/doc/49029629/European-Trash-Cinema-Giallos

rubberdingyrapids
11-09-2012, 03:10 PM
not that its outright bad, but that new berberian sound studio film about a soundman working on a giallo film is colossally overrated. plus i keep calling it berberian sound system in my head.

viktorvaughn
11-09-2012, 03:37 PM
I too keep calling it that in error! I'm going to see it on Wed.

In other news

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From the sadistic overdrive of ‘BLOOD & BLACK LACE’ (’64), to the perceptual puzzle of ‘THE BIRD WITH THE CRYSTAL PLUMAGE’ (’70) and finally to the salacious sexploitation of ‘STRIP NUDE FOR YOUR KILLER’ (’75), we cast a voyeuristic eye over a ten year period that spans the ‘boom and bust’ of Italian genre cinema and attempt to untangle the strands of this labyrinthine filone.

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IdleRich
12-09-2012, 12:47 PM
Sounds good. There's a load of this stuff going on at the moment, I think it's related to some kind of Scala film season or something but as a whole it's been quite badly promoted, I've only gradually become aware of it because of the various individual events.
Gonna check the Berberian thing tonight. Hope it's good.

luka
03-04-2016, 10:12 PM
this is where craner got into giallo. owes it all to that weird aussie that used to post here