Marcello Mastroianni in The Assassin

Elio Petri: The Assassin

May 25, 2015 Matt Blake 1

After making two shorts, Nasce un campione (54) and I sette contadini (59), Petri made his full debut with The Assassin (L’assassino, 61), based on a script co-written with Tonino Guerra (with whom he would later collaborate on several films).

Elio Petri, with Ursula Andress on the set of The Tenth Victim

Elio Petri: Investigation of a Filmmaker Above Suspicion

May 18, 2015 Matt Blake 0

For some reason, Elio Petri is a filmmaker who seems to have slipped off the cultural (and counter-cultural) radar. To the art-house crowd, Italian cinema is composed of the giants – Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, Pasolini – with very little else getting a worthwhile look in.

Christopher Roth

Christopher Roth

May 11, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Christopher Roth was the second film directed by Belgian film-maker Maxime Alexandre, who’s better known as a cinematographer on the likes of The Crazies and The Hills Have Eyes