4-12-07 Italian Cinema

4-12-07 Italian Cinema - Italian Cinema 12 April 2007...

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Italian Cinema 12 April 2007 Largest functioning film industry in Europe, suffered recently because of cable Came into conscious in ‘40s and ‘50s, healthy art house industry winning international awards, as well as Commercial cable market in’70s, film industry is destroyed, and genre is dead Le Fatiche de Ercole (1958, Pietro Francisci) Genre and fantasy film “sword and sandals” mythology or biblical, very cheaply made Hercules- Steve Reeves, popular in America Uncommon: four-walled distribution (rented out theaters for flat fee and earned all box office) and unbelievable amount of television advertising (saturation), also opened across country at once 19 sequels, Machisto films, Solomon, etc. American actors that were fourth tier For a Few Dollars More (A Fistful of Dollars sequel, 1965, Sergio Leone) Over 600 Westerns made, critics panned or ignored them, became called “spaghetti westerns” Hollywood had stopped making Westerns by ‘60s, had moved to television (“Rawhide”)
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