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Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Austin Fisher


Blood in the Streets investigates the various ways in which 1970s Italian crime films were embedded in their immediate cultural and political contexts. The book analyses the emergence, proliferation and distribution of a range of popular film cycles (or filoni) - from conspiracy thrillers and vigilante films, to mafia and serial killer narratives - and examines what these reveal about their time and place. The engagement in these films with both the contemporary political turmoil of 1970s Italy and the traumas of the nation's recent past offer fascinating insights into wider anxieties of this ... More

Keywords: Italian cinema, Filone cinema, Giallo, Poliziottesco, Crime films, Mafia films, Political extremism, 1970s terrorism, Years of Lead

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781474411721
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Austin Fisher, author
Bournemouth University