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Title: Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969 (Roberto Curti, 2015)
Post by: Assault Suit on 14 Aug 2015 - 08:15
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Has anyone bought this? Completely flew under my radar, and in fact had never heard of it until I read the press release for Arrow's new Wake up and Kill BD. I liked Curti's book on Italian crime, but that price tag is kind of off-putting.

Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/0786494379/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1439539727&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SY200_QL40&keywords=italian+gothic+horror+films+1957-1969&dpPl=1&dpID=51H7g8-tI7L&ref=plSrch)
Title: Re: Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969 (Roberto Curti, 2015)
Post by: strangedaysindeed on 14 Aug 2015 - 08:38
Yes I have it. Its a nice book. It would not be worth £35 but if you can get it for £25-ish its still expensive but OK. You are paying for the content and the authors effort rather than any production value, similar to the Italian crime one. It is basically a black and white encyclopedia. This one does not cover as many films (its a smaller book) as I think there is not so many gothic films as crime. I cannot say how comprehensive it is as I am relying on the book to improve my knowledge of the genre. It does include the gothic-flavoured giallos as well.  Worth getting if you enjoy these style of films.
Title: Re: Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969 (Roberto Curti, 2015)
Post by: aerodynamics on 14 Aug 2015 - 15:44
I've got this as well, but have to confess that I've only given it a cursory glance. My first impression was favorable. It's available in the US from amazon for ~$33 right now which seems like a good deal, especially considering that McFarland books tend to be more expensive.
Title: Re: Italian Gothic Horror Films 1957-1969 (Roberto Curti, 2015)
Post by: Assault Suit on 16 Aug 2015 - 08:00
Thanks guys. That Amazon US price actually isn't too bad. Will probably buy it come payday. Like you, strangedays, I actually don't know too much about this genre. I've seen the classics of course, but a book like this feels like the perfect oppurtunity to learn more.