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
I’m very pleased to announce the publication – at last! – of the second WildEye book. Giorgio Ardisson: The Italian James Bond, an in-depth look at the career and films of Italian actor Giorgio Ardisson
Very sad news, R.I.P. Luciano Martino, one of the key producers working in Italian cinema in the 1960s and 70s
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?.
A short review of Marco Bellochio’s 1972 film, aka Sbatti il mostro in prima pagina, starring Gian Maria Volonte and John Steiner
Here’s an article translated from a recent-ish issue of Italian magazine Nocturno by Ruggero Deodato about his experiences working in the Philippines
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.