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Author Topic: Italo-cult directors who broke into the US  (Read 1464 times)

George White

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Italo-cult directors who broke into the US
« on: 26 Dec 2012 - 11:32 »

Apart from Leone and Damiano Damiani (Amityville II: The Possession) I'm struggling. Would Argento with Trauma count?
Did Cut and Run have American financing? It certainly had a lot of American actors. And Wes Craven was the original choice as director.
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Re: Italo-cult directors who broke into the US
« Reply #1 on: 26 Dec 2012 - 11:59 »


Did Cut and Run have American financing?


No.




And Wes Craven was the original choice as director.


No he wasn't.
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Re: Italo-cult directors who broke into the US
« Reply #2 on: 26 Dec 2012 - 12:21 »

I remember reading somewhere that it originated as a project called Marimba to star Dirk Benedict, Chris Mitchum and Tim McIntire. Wes Craven was directing and writing, but the Italian financiers took his script and rewrote it into Cut and Run, and a legal battle ensued.
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« Reply #3 on: 26 Dec 2012 - 12:48 »

That's kind of the gist of it.
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Re: Italo-cult directors who broke into the US
« Reply #4 on: 27 Dec 2012 - 17:18 »

George Pan Cosmatos made several Hollywood movies.

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Re: Italo-cult directors who broke into the US
« Reply #5 on: 27 Dec 2012 - 18:04 »

Yeh,  because Massacre in Rome and Escape to Athena I suppose fit into the Macaroni Combat genre, and the Cassandra Crossing is a bit of eurotrashy all-star fun.
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