Darkening the Italian Screen II

Interviews with Genre and Exploitation Directors Who Debuted in the 1970s

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About the Book

Serving as a detailed portrait of one of the most important, bustling and absurd industries cinema has ever known, this work consists of colorful essays and nine career-spanning interviews with Italian genre directors of the 1970s, such as Luigi Cozzi, Francesco Barilli, Lamberto Bava and more. The directors reflect on their careers, successes, failures and experiences directing films in the Italian westerns, sci-fi and horror genres. Following the anecdotes, gossip, controversies and first-hand accounts of the industry, the featured essays employ critical and historical analysis to fully unveil the fresco of Italian genre cinema, as well as its impact on the evolution of cinema across the world.

About the Author(s)

Eugenio Ercolani is an avid film scholar and documentarian. For the past decade he has alternated these activities with those of assistant director and screenwriter. He is responsible for dozens of extras and featurettes, for both American and European labels. He lives in Rome.

Bibliographic Details

Eugenio Ercolani

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 35 photos, glossary, notes, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9036-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4926-9
Imprint: McFarland