Category Archives: From the Archives

A selection of snippets taken from archive interviews and articles about European Cinema

Django – a contemporary review

A review of Django, taken and translated from the Italian newspaper Unita Continue reading

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Italian westerns in the forests of the Sila, an interview with Sergio Grieco

Here’s an interview with Sergio Grieco translated from an old copy of Unita. I don’t believe there’s any other interview with Grieco anywhere. I’d love to be proved wrong because he was a decent director who has been rather forgotten and was never really appreciated as much as he deserved. Continue reading

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Archive reviews – The Pirates of the Coast

Capsule review of The Pirates of the Coast, aka I pirati della costa, translated from L’unita Continue reading

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Fury of the Pagans – Archive Review

Capsule review of Fury of the Pagans, aka La furia dei barbari, translated from L’unita Continue reading

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A vaccinated cineaste, an interview with Steno

Here’s another interview with Stefano Vanzina, aka Steno [see also here]. Once again, this was translated from an old copy of the Italian newspaper L’Unita. Continue reading

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Il terrore con gli occhi storti

Another Unita review, this time of Steno’s comic thriller Il terrore con gli occhi storti from 1972. Continue reading

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Beffe, licenze et amori del Decamerone segreto

Here’s a Unita review of Giuseppe Vari’s decameroticon Beffe, licenze et amori del Decamerone segreto, aka Love, Passion and Pleasure. Continue reading

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