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MikeMalloy

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Popularity in so-called "third-world" countries?
« on: 19 Jan 2009 - 14:46 »

In my eurocrime doc, I want to talk about the places outside Europe (or the U.S.) that these movies were popular, and in going through the interviews, I have Mitchum and Harrison both talking about this a bit. And I remember someone telling me that Merli was a "third-world superstar."

Anybody remember any other hard facts/anecdotes about the various pockets of the world where these films cleaned up -- maybe info from DVD extras, books or vintage magazine articles?

Any leads appreciated...
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« Reply #1 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 20:14 »

very interesting question, but - I think - very difficult

I know that the first movie played at cinema in Afghanistan after NATO action starred Gloria Guida... seems to remember that she was very popular in that country in the 70's
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« Reply #2 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 20:30 »

BLUE JEANS on the big screen in downtown Kabul,bet the opening credits footage went down a storm.:-\
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« Reply #3 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 21:15 »

BLUE JEANS on the big screen in downtown Kabul,bet the opening credits footage went down a storm.:-\
not seen it, what happens in the credits mate?
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« Reply #4 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 21:45 »

what happens in the credits mate?
About 5 minutes worth of her peachy arse ;)

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« Reply #5 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 22:20 »

what happens in the credits mate?
About 5 minutes worth of her peachy arse ;)


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Re: Popularity in so-called "third-world" countries?
« Reply #6 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 22:23 »

what happens in the credits mate?
About 5 minutes worth of her peachy arse ;)

Bootyful!  ::)  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: 19 Jan 2009 - 23:13 »

very interesting question, but - I think - very difficult


Thanks, Polla.

(And thanks, Stephen, for your, ahem, visual aid.)
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« Reply #8 on: 20 Jan 2009 - 10:29 »

I think, Mike, that only some producer could really reply to your question, someone who used to sell movies in some cinema market as MIFED or something else, they probably know where movies were sold

However i think it was not a casuality that in Afghanistan was show at first a Gloria Guida movie

Sounds like "look what have you lost with taliban..."
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« Reply #9 on: 20 Jan 2009 - 13:01 »

Has Milian ever mentioned it?  I was thinking he might have seeing as he said he was somewhat of a third world icon with the westerns, that the Monnezza and Nico Giraldi films may have been popular too.
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« Reply #10 on: 01 Feb 2009 - 11:02 »

Pete Tombs writes in his Mondo Macabro-book about the small influence big Hollywood productions had on Bollywood cinema, because there wasn't really a market for them due to "high taxation, censorship and government restrictions". He then writes that Indians living abroad were allowed to import prints, and that they usually opted for "cheap, lower-budget films". Looking through lists of foreign films available for the Indian market, "directors like Umberto Lenzi, Matt Cimber and Earl Owenski pop up with great regularity". See page 81.

Have you seen the Indian crime-classic 'Don' ? It's clearly influenced by the Italian crimefilms - some excellent, manic carchases.
Love that film, you can get it cheap on amazon.co.uk.

Amazon.co.uk - 'DON' DVD
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« Reply #11 on: 01 Feb 2009 - 11:12 »

Here's a You Tube-link to the excellent opening scene.
Stick around for the opening titles in full-on psychedelica mode, giving credits for editing, arts and 'thrills'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atn-KGpn1w0
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« Reply #12 on: 01 Feb 2009 - 11:22 »

Here's another link to one of the spectacular carchase scenes.
You'll have to double-click on the window to open it up on You Tube.
Carchase starts at around 1:30 :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jx7WIpNN1E
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Re: Popularity in so-called "third-world" countries?
« Reply #13 on: 01 Feb 2009 - 21:36 »

Thanks, Wim. I'll give these a look soon. Right now, I'm on a computer that doesn't have flash installed (believe it or not!).
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