Category Archives: Performers & directors

Walter Brandi

Just who was Walter Brandi? Well, to some people he’s best known as an Italian b-movie star of the early sixties, a solid if not particularly inspiring presence in numerous gothic horror films and historical adventures. Continue reading

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Mario Monicelli interview

An interview with the late maestro of Commedia all’Italian, Mario Monicelli, which I found on the web and have translated into English Continue reading

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Ciak… si Moroni

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… Continue reading

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Jean Pierre Faye

It’s been a while, but continuing our on / off look at the history and career of black actors in Italy (and occasionally veering wider into other parts of Europe as well!).  And this time, we’re taking a look at … Continue reading

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Lei Ilima

As a postscript to my look at the career of Jean Pierre Faye, here’s a brief mention of Lei Ilima.  Ms Ilima appeared in just two films. In Jungle Girl and the Slaver (57) she played the girlfriend of Tanga, the Jungle … Continue reading

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Gianni Medici

Gianni Medici was one of the numerous Italian actors who had a brief flirtation with stardom during the late 1960s and early 1970s without ever really hitting the big time. 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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