La dolce morte: vernacular cinema and the Italian giallo film

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Scarecrow Press, 2006 - Performing Arts - 195 pages
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"In addition to being the first academic study of the giallo film in English, this book surveys more than fifty films of this subgenre. The works of twenty-five different filmmakers are considered, including Mario Bava and Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Pupi Avati, and Umberto Lenzi. Koven explores the interrelationships between these films; how one influences the others, how certain filmmakers take ideas and expand on them, and how those ideas are further transformed by other filmmakers. Koven also discusses the impact of the giallo on the later North American slasher genre."--BOOK JACKET.

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I can't step to that monster of a review below so I'm just gonna say that this book is a great resource, and in combination with Adrian Luther Smith's Blood and Black Lace would make a great Christmas ... Read full review

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I really wanted to love this book because I love the giallo genre. I should have listened to the reviews about how dry and academic it was. It wasn't a terrible book.. but the first red flag came in ... Read full review

Contents

What Is Giallol
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Toward an Understanding of Vernacular Cinema
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The Ambivalence of Modernity
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