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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 137 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Cinema Epoch : 2012.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Mike Malloy.
Participant or Performer Note:
Fred Williamson, Richard Harrison, John Saxon, Franco Nero, Henry Silva, Antonio Sabato, Luc Merenda.
Narated by Aaron Stielstra.
Summary, etc.:
A documentary concerning the violent Italian 'poliziotteschi' cinematic movement of the 1970s which, at first glance, seem to be rip-offs of American crime films like DIRTY HARRY or THE GODFATHER, but which really address Italian issues like the Sicilian Mafia and red terrorism. Perhaps even more interesting than the films themselves were the rushed methods of production (stars performing their own stunts, stealing shots, no live sound) and the bleed-over between real-life crime and movie crime.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Crime > Italy.
Violence > Italy.
Crime in popular culture > Italy.
Crime films > Italy > History and criticism.
Motion pictures > Italy > History.

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