Tag Archives: Poliziotteschi

News of the World

As we were discussing our ideas for a poliziotteschi party, Jim suggested looking into MSU’s Introduction to Digital Humanities course for some inspiration. The idea is to mine online newspaper archives for what was going on in Italy during the … Continue reading

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Primetime Eurocrime

In the late 1960s and 1970s, during the same period that the spaghetti western flourished and the giallo rose to prominence, the Italian cinema developed another popular genre, the crime film This comes from Bondanella & Pacchioni’s A History of … Continue reading

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…they hate that in Italy.

This week I watched Fernando di Leo’s 1972 film, The Italian Connection (YT). That’s the US title, no doubt intended to cash in on the success of The French Connection. The Italian title was La Mala Ordina, (The Bad Orders), … Continue reading

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Getting the band back together

We had a Bavafest reprise this week when Jim and I got to talk about The Evil Eye/The Girl Who Knew Too Much with Antonio Vantaggiato’s class on Cine y Cultura Italiana. I’m sure Jim will blog that better than … Continue reading

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