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Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation (Pocket Essential series) [Paperback]

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Item description for Italian Cinema: Arthouse to Exploitation (Pocket Essential series) by Barry Forshaw...

Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. From a topless Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic and the erotic obsessions of Fellini to the legacy of Sergio Leon's Westerns,Italian cinema has it all. Barry Forshaw leads readers through the glory of the Mediterranean arthouse, the Spaghetti Western, and everything in between, collecting a host of comprehensive essays on the subject and presenting all the key films in an easy-to-use reference.

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Pages   160
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.77" Width: 4.41" Height: 0.71"
Weight:   0.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2006
Publisher   Pocket Essentials
ISBN  1904048552  
ISBN13  9781904048558  

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More About Barry Forshaw

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Barry Forshaw's books include British Crime Writing: An Encyclopedia and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction, along with books on Italian Cinema and Film Noir. He has written for the Independent, the Express, The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Waterstone's Books Quarterly, Good Book Guide and Movie Mail; he also edits Crime Time, and is one of the talking heads for the ITV Crime Thriller author profiles. He has been Vice Chair of the Crime Writers' Association. As well as his specialist area of books (in most genres), he writes on film (creating booklets for special edition DVDs) and all aspects of the arts (popular and serious). He lives in London.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > Communications > Film Studies
2Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Movies > General
3Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Movies > History & Criticism

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Not worth the money...  Sep 9, 2007
Film overview books can be very subjective. Everyone has their own favorites. And unfortunately, Mr. Forshaw's little guide is filled with films he feels best represent the Italian cinematic experience.

While his chapters on neorealism read like a person who knows what they are talking about, when it comes to genre cinema such as the giallo and the spaghetti western, it's a rush job. When talking about Argento one can almost see the author nervously twitch.

The worst of the three pocket guides I've purchased.

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