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Author Topic: La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film by Michael Koven  (Read 15152 times)

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Just a heads up guys, this book is currently £4 brand new on amazon.co.uk. It normally retails for between £20 - £40. I ordered it about a month ago. It was out of stock, but they just sent me a confirmation saying that it is being posted and it's still at the price of £4, so if it's a pricing mistake, they've not noticed.
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Cheers, it says "temporarily out of stock" but i ordered it anyway just in case.
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Yeah, it said that when I ordered it, but it looks like they got in one copy for me. Give it a couple weeks, I'm sure you'll get one.
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I started reading this probably three years ago now and must say, it's the only book in as long as I care to remember that I didn't finish. I must try and dig it out and have another go...
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Just bought it!  ;D
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I started reading this probably three years ago now and must say, it's the only book in as long as I care to remember that I didn't finish.

Same here! I was going to sell it on eBay recently but when I saw how cheap it was on Amazon I figured it wasn't worth it.

Be interested to see what you make of it Aarron.
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I started reading this probably three years ago now and must say, it's the only book in as long as I care to remember that I didn't finish. I must try and dig it out and have another go...

It is quite hard work to get through, probably doesn't help that I didn't go to university and I'm not used to the style of writing he uses. Or perhaps I'm just plain thick.
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I'm reading a book from 91 about Argento. Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, but it's the same. Very hard to glimpse at, I try to read as much as I can in one sitting otherwise I take in nothing.
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Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds is a piece of piss compared to La Dolce Morte.
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I'm reading a book from 91 about Argento. Broken Mirrors/Broken Minds, but it's the same. Very hard to glimpse at, I try to read as much as I can in one sitting otherwise I take in nothing.

...by Maitland McDonagh. That's a really good book and when I bought it (back in 1994) was the only book devoted to Argento that I could find.

I never went to Uni either, Kev. It's not so much the vocab that was off-putting, it was Koven's generally dry writing style that I found dull.

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I started reading this probably three years ago now and must say, it's the only book in as long as I care to remember that I didn't finish.

Same here! I was going to sell it on eBay recently but when I saw how cheap it was on Amazon I figured it wasn't worth it.

Be interested to see what you make of it Aarron.
Is it not all that then?

can't go wrong for £4 i suppose.
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Broken Mirrors, Broken Minds is a piece of piss compared to La Dolce Morte.
Oh..... i thought that was quite heavy reading
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I started reading this probably three years ago now and must say, it's the only book in as long as I care to remember that I didn't finish.

Same here! I was going to sell it on eBay recently but when I saw how cheap it was on Amazon I figured it wasn't worth it.

Be interested to see what you make of it Aarron.
Is it not all that then?

can't go wrong for £4 i suppose.

I read a good few chapters and will say that there's a lot of background information about the distribution of the films that was really quite interesting. I would say it's worth £4 for that alone.
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It is quite hard work to get through, probably doesn't help that I didn't go to university and I'm not used to the style of writing he uses. Or perhaps I'm just plain thick.

Haha! Same here, took me until I was half way through to fully understand what 'vernacular' actually meant. I'd never heard of the word before I'd read that book and didn't think to look up what it meant until I'd read half of it.
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I had no problem with the word vernacular, it's a word I frequently drop into conversation to make myself appear cleverer more clever. The context he kept using it in was fucking with my brain though.
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