Tonino Valerii

Tonino Valerii

by Roberto Curti


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Tonino Valerii is one of Italy’s best genre film directors. Starting out as Sergio Leone’s assistant on For a Few Dollars More (1965), he went on to direct spaghetti westerns that stand out among the most accomplished in their class—Day of Anger (1967), The Price of Power (1969), A Reason to Live, a Reason to Die! (1972) and My Name Is Nobody (1973). He also directed the outstanding giallo My Dear Killer (1972). This book examines Valerii’s life and career in depth for the first time, with exclusive interviews with the filmmaker, scriptwriters and actors, and critical analysis of his films.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781476664682
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 08/12/2016
Pages: 232
Sales rank: 999,398
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Roberto Curti is an Italian film historian and a contributor to periodicals and to books published in Italy, Great Britain and Spain as well as the United States. He lives in Cortona, Italy.

Table of Contents

Foreword Christopher Frayling 1

Preface 5

Introduction 7

1 Childhood, Vocation and Early Experiences 13

2 In the Lions Den 24

3 A Taste of Directing 31

4 Oedipus in the West 39

5 Death of a President 50

6 The Anomalous Venetian 57

7 "There once was a little girl…" 66

8 Once We're Dead… 71

9 Nobody's Fool 79

10 Beware the Gorilla! 99

11 A Sting in the Desert 107

12 The Long Silence 115

13 The Naked Charm of the Bourgeoisie 121

14 Too Late the Hero? 125

15 Yojimbo vs. Cosa Nostra 130

16 His Masters Voice 133

17 Twilight's Last Gleamings 141

Epilogue 146

Afterword Ernesto Gastaldi 149

Appendix: Interviews

Andy J. Forest 151

Gianni Garko 153

Giuliano Gemma 154

George Hilton 159

Peter Hooten 161

Marco Leonardi 163

Roberto Leoni 165

Saverio Marconi 175

Franco Nero 177

Pasquale Rachini 178

Beatrice Ring 180

Bud Spencer 184

Bo Svenson 185

Pamela Villoresi 186

Filmography 189

Chapter Notes 207

Bibliography 217

Index 219

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