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Title: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2013 - 17:33
I'm going to have to buy this! Thanks to Brian for giving the heads up on this  :P

(http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/coverart13/978-0-7864-6976-5.jpg)

About the Book
In 1970s Italy, after the decline of the Spaghetti Western, crime films were the most popular, profitable and controversial genre. The product of a country plagued with violence, political tensions and armed struggle, these films managed to capture and convey the widespread anxiety and anger in their tales of tough cops, ruthless criminals and urban paranoia. Recent years have seen a renewed critical interest in the genre, thanks also to such illustrious fans as Quentin Tarantino.

This book includes all the crime films produced in Italy between 1968 and 1980, the period when the genre began and reached its peak. With 220+ entries, it is the most complete English language book on the subject. Films are listed year by year. A complete cast and crew list, home video releases, plot summary and the author’s own analysis are given for each film. Excerpts from a variety of sources are included: academic texts, contemporary reviews, and interviews with filmmakers, scriptwriters and actors. There are many on-set stills and film posters.

About the Author
Roberto Curti is an Italian film critic and a contributor to several Italian and foreign film magazines as well as collective volumes published in Italy, Great Britain and Spain. He lives in Italy.

Order from here...

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6976-5 (http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6976-5)
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Post by: Jonny on 30 Aug 2013 - 18:03
Just emailed the publishers regarding shipping to the UK and it will be an extra $35 so the total will be $90. No surprise there really considering the recent hike in postal prices from the USA.

Despite this I'm still keen to get a copy!
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Post by: Hellochas on 30 Aug 2013 - 18:23
It's rather expensive (like all the books McFarland) do.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Aug 2013 - 20:17
It should turn up on Amazon UK. McFarland stuff is usually around the mid £30 area.
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Post by: Scyther on 30 Aug 2013 - 21:51
Great! Thanks for the heads up on this one!
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Post by: broonage on 31 Aug 2013 - 11:16
High time there was an English book on this genre
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Post by: Longsden on 31 Aug 2013 - 17:39
It should turn up on Amazon UK. McFarland stuff is usually around the mid £30 area.

Already a preorder for about 35 buck
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Aug 2013 - 18:22
That was quick. It wasn't there yesterday.
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Post by: Paul on 31 Aug 2013 - 20:08
That was quick. It wasn't there yesterday.

I saw it on Amazon yesterday morning and thought I'd wait and see what the price is come release date.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Aug 2013 - 20:15
Amazon UK or US? I checked Amazon UK yesterday and it didn't show, but that have been down to the mobile app which does tend to hide results of they're not available.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 31 Aug 2013 - 20:17
Is this still English?
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 31 Aug 2013 - 22:53
A must.
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Post by: Hellochas on 01 Sep 2013 - 05:59
Here we go:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto/dp/0786469765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378014922&sr=8-1&keywords=Italian+Crime+Filmography (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto/dp/0786469765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378014922&sr=8-1&keywords=Italian+Crime+Filmography)
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 01 Sep 2013 - 06:43
I know it's there now; I saw it earlier. Was just asking Paul to clarify where he saw it Friday as it wasn't on UK when I checked then.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Paul on 01 Sep 2013 - 09:24
Amazon UK or US? I checked Amazon UK yesterday and it didn't show, but that have been down to the mobile app which does tend to hide results of they're not available.

Probably the app, mate - was definitely on the .co.uk desktop site when I said and priced at £35-something.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Jonny on 01 Sep 2013 - 10:09
Here we go:

[url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto/dp/0786469765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378014922&sr=8-1&keywords=Italian+Crime+Filmography[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto/dp/0786469765/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378014922&sr=8-1&keywords=Italian+Crime+Filmography[/url])


Sweet! Free delivery too  :P
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Post by: logboy on 02 Sep 2013 - 06:34
£27 including free worldwide delivery here >

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765 (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765)
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 02 Sep 2013 - 06:49
Good find.
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Sep 2013 - 10:45
£27 including free worldwide delivery here >

[url]http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765[/url] ([url]http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765[/url])
::)
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Jonny on 02 Sep 2013 - 10:48
Just had a though about this book, hopefully McFarland will go through it for spelling/grammar etc bearing in mind Curti runs Raro - and we all know how dodgy their English translations can be on their liner notes...
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 02 Sep 2013 - 10:55
Just had a though about this book, hopefully McFarland will go through it for spelling/grammar etc bearing in mind Curti runs Raro - and we all know how dodgy their English translations can be on their liner notes...
You never know. I know it's content and not grammar but they put out the Thomas Weisser Spaghetti Western book and that's a treasure trove of mis-information. 
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Jonny on 03 Sep 2013 - 06:38
Just had a though about this book, hopefully McFarland will go through it for spelling/grammar etc bearing in mind Curti runs Raro - and we all know how dodgy their English translations can be on their liner notes...
You never know. I know it's content and not grammar but they put out the Thomas Weisser Spaghetti Western book and that's a treasure trove of mis-information.

Turns out it's a different Roberto Curti! Had an email from him yesterday explaining a few things... He's signed up here so I'll leave it to him to say hello  :P
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 03 Sep 2013 - 08:13
I hope he suitably chastised you.
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Post by: daunia on 03 Sep 2013 - 08:36
...if you want to check the author's knowledge of the English language:
http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/results/d93fae4c199a195dfdd9abefb5511f1b/ (http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/results/d93fae4c199a195dfdd9abefb5511f1b/)

I only recently finished his "Italia Odia" (in Italian) and it is a really excellent book.
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Post by: DjangoLi on 03 Sep 2013 - 13:15
...if you want to check the author's knowledge of the English language:
[url]http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/results/d93fae4c199a195dfdd9abefb5511f1b/[/url] ([url]http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/results/d93fae4c199a195dfdd9abefb5511f1b/[/url])

I only recently finished his "Italia Odia" (in Italian) and it is a really excellent book.


The link doesn't work.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: daunia on 03 Sep 2013 - 14:57
ok, sorry, this one should work...:
http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/sections/author/Roberto%20Curti/ (http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/sections/author/Roberto%20Curti/)
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: DjangoLi on 03 Sep 2013 - 18:23
The Warren Kiefer article is well worth a read, I'm sure someone posted a link to it on the Latarnia forums a long time ago.

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Post by: Scyther on 03 Sep 2013 - 23:09
Preorder is up on Amazon US, as well. Definitely a first day purchase for me!
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Post by: mattblake on 15 Sep 2013 - 08:58
How galling - I've been working on something similar!  But can't complain, Roberto's a good writer who knows his stuff and this looks like it'll do the genre justice :P
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Roberto Curti on 21 Sep 2013 - 17:55
Hi everybody and thanks for your interest in my work! I am really flattered, and I hope the book will be appreciated. Of course I'm a little bit - well, maybe more than a little bit - nervous, since this was my first English language book. Anyway, you will be the judge :)
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Post by: logboy on 28 Sep 2013 - 12:45
are there any previews of the content anywhere? I'd like to take a look as the best price is £25 at book depository and I'm not sure on returns policy.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Sep 2013 - 13:14
Fuck it. Just pre-ordered.
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Post by: Jonny on 28 Sep 2013 - 14:33
Fuck it. Just pre-ordered.

Where'd you order it?
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 28 Sep 2013 - 14:43
Book depository.
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Post by: Paul on 29 Sep 2013 - 07:27
Good spot, mate - that's a terrific price. And they take PayPal.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 29 Sep 2013 - 07:47
All thanks to logboy for pointing it out initially. I panicked as I wasn't sure if that price was good only for a pre-order - the countdown to the number of days left to pre-order on the page leads me to think that might be the case.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 29 Sep 2013 - 07:52
Table of Contents
Preface  1
An Overview of Italian Crime Films, 1947-1967  5
Abbreviations  9
Italian Crime Films, 1968-1980  11
Appendix One: Italian Crime Films, 1981-2013  283
Appendix Two: Italian Crime Films’ Most Significant Directors  289
Appendix Three: Stars of Italian Crime Films  300
Bibliography  313
Index  315
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Longsden on 29 Sep 2013 - 09:45
Ordered last week. Fingers crossed it arrives tomorrow!
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Post by: Paul on 29 Sep 2013 - 15:49
All thanks to logboy for pointing it out initially. I panicked as I wasn't sure if that price was good only for a pre-order - the countdown to the number of days left to pre-order on the page leads me to think that might be the case.

I ordered mine this morning. Like I said, good spot, so thanks to you and logboy.
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Post by: logboy on 30 Sep 2013 - 14:36
can someone put some pictures up that give us an idea of what it's like inside, if / when possible? ...i've sent so much stuff back in the last few years, and film books are a minefield.
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Post by: Longsden on 30 Sep 2013 - 15:27
Good job on those that pre ordered. It's sold out already!
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Sep 2013 - 16:11
Sold out or not received any stock yet?
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Post by: Longsden on 30 Sep 2013 - 16:17
Sold out or not received any stock yet?

Good point. Can they pre sell an item without having the stock  :-*
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Sep 2013 - 16:33
Of course. I pre-ordered the BD of Rolling Thunder about a year before it was released. I'm fairly confident that Zavvi didn't have a warehouse full of them while they waited for the release date to come round.
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Post by: Longsden on 30 Sep 2013 - 16:38
Just ignore me I am being thick. First day back at work and I've engaged my brain enough
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 30 Sep 2013 - 17:30
Sleepless nights getting to you?  Welcome to the next three years of your life?.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Paul on 30 Sep 2013 - 21:32

Of course. I pre-ordered the BD of Rolling Thunder about a year before it was released. I'm fairly confident that Zavvi didn't have a warehouse full of them while they waited for the release date to come round.


Don't want to sound like the pessimistic voice of doom but exactly how long before the release of Tim Lucas 'a Bava book was it that you pre-ordered?


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Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Kevin Coed on 01 Oct 2013 - 07:45
Dunno. A year? Amazon.com are showing the release date for it as Nov 30th. The McFarland site just says Fall/Winter 2013.
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Post by: Roberto Curti on 03 Oct 2013 - 10:20
Dunno. A year? Amazon.com are showing the release date for it as Nov 30th. The McFarland site just says Fall/Winter 2013.

The book is scheduled to be sent to the printer next week, so Amazon's Nov 30th sounds pretty realistic :D
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Post by: logboy on 18 Oct 2013 - 19:10
amazon page lets you look inside this now.

might mean the kindle version really is purchasable too, for about £15.
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Post by: Paul on 18 Oct 2013 - 19:26

Dunno. A year? Amazon.com are showing the release date for it as Nov 30th. The McFarland site just says Fall/Winter 2013.

The book is scheduled to be sent to the printer next week, so Amazon's Nov 30th sounds pretty realistic :D

Nice one, Roberto. Looking forward to getting mine.
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Post by: DjangoLi on 23 Oct 2013 - 11:31
Finally got a chance to skim through it this morning... definitely not the definitive book on Italian Eurocrime, if you can read Italian then Antonio Bruschini and Antonio Tentori's 'Città Violente' is still the closest you'll get to a detailed, contextualized, breakdown of the genre. If not, then Roberto Curti's book is probably the next best thing.



 
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Post by: Inspector Tanzi on 23 Oct 2013 - 16:01
Finally got a chance to skim through it this morning... definitely not the definitive book on Italian Eurocrime, if you can read Italian then Antonio Bruschini and Antonio Tentori's 'Città Violente' is still the closest you'll get to a detailed, contextualized, breakdown of the genre.


Got one of them myself, had it years, obviously never read it but the filmography at the back of the book was the only thing like it at the time.

(http://i437.photobucket.com/albums/qq98/spara73/spara2/cover4.jpg)
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Post by: daunia on 24 Oct 2013 - 13:34
To do Mr. Curti justice: if you can read Italian, his "Italia Odia" might be the closest you could ever get to the last word on the genre. Actually, I am not sure why I even bother to buy the new book; probably just to show my appreciation... and the pictures look nice, too.

I have to admit that I haven't yet read the Bruschini/Tentori book (though I bought it some time ago).
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Post by: Longsden on 14 Nov 2013 - 12:29
Received an email saying the pre order is on it's way
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Post by: logboy on 14 Nov 2013 - 14:50
Received an email saying the pre order is on it's way

after initially being quite cheap, this sold out at book depository (only restocked briefly, closer to the amazon £35 price) so i'll be interested to see where it comes in now it's heading out there. i would be interested at £20 or so, i think.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 14 Nov 2013 - 15:45
Received an email saying the pre order is on it's way


I haven't  :)
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Post by: logboy on 15 Nov 2013 - 06:43
book depository now have it for sale again. £34.

will be waiting, probably for some time, for the price to drop, before I buy it.
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Post by: Paul on 15 Nov 2013 - 06:48
Received an email saying the pre order is on it's way


I haven't  :)

Me neither.
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Nov 2013 - 11:16
I have now.  ::)
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Post by: Russell22 on 15 Nov 2013 - 11:46
Currently £34 on Amazon.UK - Very tempted to get this, not sure if i can wait till the price drops, which is probabaly what they're hoping ! Lol  :-\
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Post by: Paul on 15 Nov 2013 - 13:30
Just had an email to say mine's on the way? You have one yet, Coed?
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 15 Nov 2013 - 13:46
See end of page 4.
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Post by: logboy on 18 Nov 2013 - 10:53
£25 at book depository, at the moment >

http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography%2C-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765 (http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Italian-Crime-Filmography%2C-1968-1980-Roberto-Curti/9780786469765)

includes free worldwide delivery, as usual.

currently marked as a pre-order, to ship in 12 days time - end of the month - for some reason.
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Post by: Jonny on 18 Nov 2013 - 18:51
My copy was posted on Friday, really looking forward to getting this! I'll post a full review once it's here.
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Post by: Russell22 on 19 Nov 2013 - 07:29
Amazon UK have now sold out their stock at the moment. Damn! :(
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Post by: logboy on 19 Nov 2013 - 14:03
Amazon UK have now sold out their stock at the moment. Damn! :(

okay. so…. book depository? cheaper, and free delivery. it might be the reason amazon wanted to buy them out.  :D
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Nov 2013 - 17:37
Anyone received theirs yet?
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Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2013 - 19:19
Anyone received theirs yet?

From DjangoLi's post earlier seems like he already has a copy?
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 19 Nov 2013 - 20:33
Think that might have been the Kindle version as I don't think the printed copies were extant at that point.
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Post by: Jonny on 19 Nov 2013 - 20:51
Think that might have been the Kindle version as I don't think the printed copies were extant at that point.

Ah yes that makes sense!
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Post by: daunia on 20 Nov 2013 - 09:15
I received mine about one week ago (from bookdepository; pre-ordered ages ago).
Looks good; I am very pleased with this book. As I have read the author's other book on the same subject only recently ("Italia odia"), I might not really get to read this one too soon, though...
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Post by: logboy on 20 Nov 2013 - 11:25
Think that might have been the Kindle version as I don't think the printed copies were extant at that point.

Ah yes that makes sense!

amazon did list print copies at £35, but they're gone - or might be back, dunno - for the time being. this book is a hard one to pin down - the release date, stock levels and prices have been all over the place. book depository  have put the price back up again - glad i ordered a couple of days back at £25.
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Post by: Paul on 21 Nov 2013 - 17:00
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/ejana3up.jpg)

Mine arrived today!
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Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2013 - 17:08
([url]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/22/ejana3up.jpg[/url])

Mine arrived today!


Cool, mines at the post office, got a card through today.
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Post by: Paul on 21 Nov 2013 - 17:08
Close but no cigar!
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Post by: Longsden on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:01
Arrived! Could of swore it was a hardback
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:04
Card yesterday. Picked up today.


I said at the Facebook 'Calling All Police Cars' that it wasn't a hardback. Not sure why everyone thought it was....
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:08
Card yesterday. Picked up today.


I said at the Facebook 'Calling All Police Cars' that it wasn't a hardback. Not sure why everyone thought it was....

I always assumed it was paperback!
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Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:08
What's everyone's thoughts so far?
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:23
Card yesterday. Picked up today.


I said at the Facebook 'Calling All Police Cars' that it wasn't a hardback. Not sure why everyone thought it was....

I always assumed it was paperback!


I think it being listed as a paperback was what kind of gave me the impression that it wouldn't be a hardback.
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Post by: Jonny on 21 Nov 2013 - 18:28
Card yesterday. Picked up today.


I said at the Facebook 'Calling All Police Cars' that it wasn't a hardback. Not sure why everyone thought it was....

I always assumed it was paperback!


I think it being listed as a paperback was what kind of gave me the impression that it wouldn't be a hardback.

That was a big help in my assumption
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Post by: Longsden on 21 Nov 2013 - 19:17
Card yesterday. Picked up today.


I said at the Facebook 'Calling All Police Cars' that it wasn't a hardback. Not sure why everyone thought it was....

I always assumed it was paperback!


I think it being listed as a paperback was what kind of gave me the impression that it wouldn't be a hardback.

Yeah yeah. Was more wishful thinking on my part
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Post by: Scyther on 21 Nov 2013 - 22:11
What's everyone's thoughts so far?

I love it. To even have a handbook such as this available in America makes me happy, but it's also turned me on to picking up a few missing spots in my collection. Still plowing through it, but so far, so awesome.
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Post by: Russell22 on 22 Nov 2013 - 07:35
Book depository has it listed now for £25 - but says it's in stock again in 9 days time!
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Post by: Jonny on 23 Nov 2013 - 16:32
Picked mine up from the Post Office this morning, first impressions are that I think it's excellent. Looking forward to getting stuck in sometime tomorrow.

Page 314 holds a nice surprise that I wasn't expecting  :P
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Post by: Kevin Coed on 23 Nov 2013 - 17:31
Hadn't noticed that.  :-D Nice of him not to mention that we're mostly a bunch of grumpy cunts.
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Post by: Longsden on 23 Nov 2013 - 17:37
Picked mine up from the Post Office this morning, first impressions are that I think it's excellent. Looking forward to getting stuck in sometime tomorrow.

Page 314 holds a nice surprise that I wasn't expecting  :P

haha excellent!
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Post by: Jonny Powers on 10 Feb 2014 - 20:11
Anybody have this book or check it out? Found a youtube review video of it which had a glimpse inside, looks pretty detailed. Links to the publisher and the review video below!

http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6976-5 (http://www.mcfarlandpub.com/book-2.php?id=978-0-7864-6976-5)
Italian Crime Filmography 1968-1980 book review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AsT3EH0u54#)
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Russell22 on 11 Feb 2014 - 07:31
Yeas i got it over xmas and just finished lat night actually :) Well worth getting imo, Roberto Curti must of spent eons watching all the films again, some which have never seen the light of day since original release.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Paul on 11 Feb 2014 - 09:06
I must admit, mine has been in my office since arriving and remains unread. Looks great though.
Title: Re: Italian Crime Filmography, 1968-1980 (Roberto Curti, 2013)
Post by: Scyther on 11 Jun 2014 - 21:54
I reviewed this recently for a forthcoming issue of Video Watchdog, hoping to see it on the next one!