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Gobbo, Il

March 26, 2010 Matt Blake 1

Despite its wartime setting, Il gobbo deserves consideration in any study of Italian crime cinema. Not only was it directed by Carlo Lizzani, who would go on to become one of the leading lights of the genre as the 1960s progressed, but also – with its outlaw protagonist, breakneck pacing and realistic backdrop – it exerted a huge influence on numerous films to follow.

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R.I.P Ugo Pirro

January 21, 2008 Matt Blake 0

Sad news… Ugo Pirro has died. Here’s the obituary that ran in The Times. Ugo Pirro The screenwriter Paul Haggis was acclaimed recently as the […]