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Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema.

Fisher, A., 2019. Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

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Blood in the Streets investigates the various ways in which 1970s Italian crime films were embedded in their immediate cultural and political contexts. The book analyses the emergence, proliferation and distribution of a range of popular film cycles (or filoni) – from conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films, to mafia and serial killer narratives – and examines what these reveal about their time and place. With industrial conditions geared around rapid production schedules and concentrated release patterns, the engagement in these films with both the contemporary political turmoil of 1970s Italy and the traumas of the nation’s recent past offers a range of fascinating insights into the wider anxieties of this decade concerning the Second World War and its ongoing political aftermath.

Item Type:Book
Number of Pages:240
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:33055
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:18 Nov 2019 16:34
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:18


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