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High Risk

In the early nineties, some experienced Italian directors were obliged to scout for work in the emerging film industries that were being established in former Soviet countries Continue reading

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Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond

I’m very pleased to announce the publication – at last! – of the second WildEye book. Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond is an in-depth look at the career of Italian actor Giorgio Ardisson. Continue reading

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R.I.P. Luciano Martino

Very sad news, R.I.P. Luciano Martino, one of the key producers working in Italian cinema in the 1960s and 70s Continue reading

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The importance of calling me Steno, an interview with Stefano Vanzina

Here’s an interview with Stefano Vanzina, aka Steno, the director of numerous Italian comedy films from the 1950s onwards. He also made a couple of effective straight films, including one of my very favourite – and hugely influential – poliziotteschi, From the Police with Thanks?. Continue reading

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Slap the Monster on Page One – Review

A short review of Marco Bellochio’s 1972 film, aka Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, starring Gian Maria Volonte and John Steiner Continue reading

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Ruggero Deodato on shooting in the Philippines

Here’s an article translated from a recent-ish issue of Italian magazine Nocturno by Ruggero Deodato about his experiences working in the Philippines Continue reading

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Paura, by Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti

The Manetti brothers have been busy recently: only a few months after The Arrival of Wang they have a new release, a horror film called Paura. Continue reading

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Interview with Mario Gariazzo from La Stampa

Here’s a cool interview with Mario Gariazzo that I stumbled across on a Ufology site (and which seems to have originated from La Stampa). Continue reading

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La casa nel vento dei morti

Holy heck, here’s an interesting new Italian film… La Casa nel Vento dei Morti, directed by Francesco Campanini and, of all people, Francesco Barilli Continue reading

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Native, by John Real

Must be something to do with the time of year, but there’s suddenly a glut – well, in Italian terms, in reality it’s more of a trickle – of Italian films that offer something beyond the normal comedy froth.  In … Continue reading

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