ISBN-10:
0810858703
ISBN-13:
9780810858701
Pub. Date:
10/02/2006
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film

La Dolce Morte: Vernacular Cinema and the Italian Giallo Film

by Mikel J. Koven

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ISBN-13: 9780810858701
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/02/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 206
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Mikel J. Koven is Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies at the University of Worcester. He is the author of Blaxploitation Films (2001) and Films, Folklore and Urban Legends (Scarecrow, 2007).

Table of Contents

Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 1. What is Giallo? Chapter 4 2. Toward an Understanding of Vernacular Cinema Chapter 5 3. Space and Place in Italian Giallo Cinema: The Ambivalence of Modernity Chapter 6 4. Murder and Other Sexual Perversions Chapter 7 5. Watching the Detectives: Amateur Detectives and the Giallo as Detective Cinema Chapter 8 6. The Killer's Identity Chapter 9 7. "Weird Science of the Most Egregious Kind": The Ambivalence of Belief in the Giallo Film Part 10 8. "A Perverse Sublime": Excess and the Set Piece in the Giallo Part 11 9. The Giallo as Cinema of Poetry Part 12 10. From Giallo to Slasher Part 13 Filmography Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 Index Part 16 About the Author

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This is a truly remarkable book. Koven's study is a much needed contribution to the study of world horror cinmea. While certainly 'academic', Koven's writing is clear and accessible to the intelligent reader. A must read for anyone interested in European cinema, horror cinema in particular.