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Re: Essential Eurocult books/magazines
« Reply #90 on: 22 Jul 2010 - 09:22 »

some of my standard film reference books i use again and again include:

I COLORI DEL BUIO - IL CINEMA THRILLING ITALIANO DAL 1930 AL 1979 (Luca Rea)
LA COMMEDIA EROTICA ITALIANA - VENT'ANNI DI CINEMA SEXY "MADE IN ITALY" (Michele Giordano)
DELIRIUM - A GUIDE TO ITALIAN EXPLOITATION CINEMA 1975-1979
99 DONNE - STELLE A STELLINE DEL CINEMA ITALIANO (Manlio Gomarasca and Davide Pulici)
JESS FRANCO CHRONICLES (Andreas Bethmann)
FORGOTTEN HORRORS (George F. Turner and Michael H. Price)
THE MEXICAN MASKED WRESTLER AND MONSTER FILMOGRAPHY (Robert Michael Cotter)

...and various others depending on what genre i'm obsessing over, but nothing for reference compares to the magazines:
EUROPEAN TRASH CINEMA, THE CHEESEPLANT, NOCTURNO, AMARCORD, GIALLO PAGES, etc.
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« Reply #91 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 12:59 »

Aside from maybe the grand gothic horrors of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, gialli are my first love when it comes to Italian cult cinema. However, I really want to dip my toe into the other dominant streams such as Spaghetti Westerns and the Italian crime films.

Can anyone recommend any good entry point books on these topics? Recall FAB Press did one on the Westerns a few years back, any good?
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« Reply #92 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 17:52 »

Aside from maybe the grand gothic horrors of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, gialli are my first love when it comes to Italian cult cinema. However, I really want to dip my toe into the other dominant streams such as Spaghetti Westerns and the Italian crime films.

Can anyone recommend any good entry point books on these topics? Recall FAB Press did one on the Westerns a few years back, any good?

For Eurocrime films I would recommend Città Violente: Il cinema poliziesco italiano by Antonio Bruschini and Antonio Tentori, with an introduction by Enzo Castellari. I've yet to read a better guide to the genre. All in Italian, though...
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« Reply #93 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 18:03 »

Aside from maybe the grand gothic horrors of Mario Bava and Dario Argento, gialli are my first love when it comes to Italian cult cinema. However, I really want to dip my toe into the other dominant streams such as Spaghetti Westerns and the Italian crime films.

Can anyone recommend any good entry point books on these topics? Recall FAB Press did one on the Westerns a few years back, any good?

For Eurocrime films I would recommend Città Violente: Il cinema poliziesco italiano by Antonio Bruschini and Antonio Tentori, with an introduction by Enzo Castellari. I've yet to read a better guide to the genre. All in Italian, though...
I've got one of them myself, it was handy for the crime filmography in the back. I think it's been updated since, they still had Lira when I got my one.
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« Reply #94 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 18:22 »

Thanks guys but I probably should've clarified. I don't read/speak Italian at any level, Ha! Ha! Strictly after books written in English on Italian crime films and westerns.
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« Reply #95 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 18:26 »

Thanks guys but I probably should've clarified. I don't read/speak Italian at any level.
Neither do I  :-\

Obviously I know what quite a few words mean, but to read sentences..... no.
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« Reply #96 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 18:49 »

I guess I'm after something like the FAB Press books on Lucio Fulci or Zombie Cinema but for Italian crime films. Basically, hoping to read a book companion and eventually watch the Eurocrime documentary as the perfect launch-pad for my immersion in this unexplored area of film.
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« Reply #97 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 20:03 »




This is a great book. It's in German but there's enough filmographies and pictures that transgress any language barriers.
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« Reply #98 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 20:10 »

Forgive my ignorance, I had assumed that there would've been at least one book on the subject in English? Man, that is a book just begging to be written by someone.

Amazes me that so few books on gialli and such-like are published in English given the dedicated following this type of cinema has.
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« Reply #99 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 20:15 »

There is the Blazing Magnums A5 zine type stylee thing but that's pretty much it. Some of us did start having a go at doing s book ourselves but we're ostensibly a bunch of lazy fuckers with demanding families.
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« Reply #100 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 20:26 »

There is the Blazing Magnums A5 zine type stylee thing but that's pretty much it. Some of us did start having a go at doing s book ourselves but we're ostensibly a bunch of lazy fuckers with demanding families.

Thank you for the tip regarding 'Blazing Magnums' and the notion of doing some sort of community research/written eBook on the topic is an astoundingly good idea. I'd be very happy to contribute to such endeavours.

I totally sympathise with that last remark, pretty much sums my life up too :)
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« Reply #101 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 21:45 »

Not sure I mentioned it before but I would thoroughly recommend Matt Blake and David Deal's Eurospy guide - it's an essential reference guide to the genre... much like Luca Rea's book 'I Colori del Buio' is for gialli. Luckily the Eurospy book IS written in English :) The only snag is that it's out of print by the looks of things. :(

Also surprised there aren't any English books on Eurocrime - someone should get Matt Blake to try his hand at it... for my money he's the best genre writer around, and, no, I don't know him personally!

There's a mountain of information over at his blog if you haven't seen it:

http://www.thewildeye.co.uk/blog/

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« Reply #102 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 22:06 »

Thanks for the info. Will take a look :)
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« Reply #103 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 22:08 »

There is the Blazing Magnums A5 zine type stylee thing but that's pretty much it. Some of us did start having a go at doing s book ourselves but we're ostensibly a bunch of lazy fuckers with demanding families.

Well, I'm not married, and have a lot of current spare time, I might have a crack at it.
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« Reply #104 on: 04 Jul 2013 - 22:29 »


Also surprised there aren't any English books on Eurocrime - someone should get Matt Blake to try his hand at it... for my money he's the best genre writer around, and, no, I don't know him personally!

Julian Grainger was going to do one years ago but it got put on the back burner.
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