John Cassavetes in Machine Gun McCain

10 Best Italian crime films, 1945 – 1969

October 15, 2017 Matt Blake 0

It’s been a couple of years now since I published In the Name of the Law, my book about Italian crime films prior to the poliziotteschi trend, but here’s a little bit of content I wrote for it which never made it into the final cut… my top ten Italian crime films made between 1945 and 1969.

Antoni Pierfederici plays a hack director in Ciak si muore

Ciak… si Moroni

July 6, 2017 Matt Blake 0

Mario Moroni made two films during his long career in Italian cinema, both of them are authentic poverty row efforts of little critical or aesthetic value. But as nobody else is deranged enough to waste their time examining his work, it seems like an appropriate job for The WildEye…

Richard McNamara in Totò nella luna, with Ugo Tognazzi and Jim Dolen

Richard McNamara

August 15, 2015 Matt Blake 2

Richard McNamara was another of the Americans – like John Kitzmiller – who came to Italy as an American soldier during World War 2 and stayed there, working in the burgeoning film industry

Franco Citti in Oedipus Rex

Franco Citti interview

February 12, 2015 Matt Blake 0

Here’s an interview with Italian actor Franco Citti – who is famous for his work with Pasolini but also appeared in numerous other films – that I found on the web and have translated into English