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Riccardo Freda : The Life and Works of a Born Filmmaker (Paperback) (Roberto Curti)

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Curti, an Italian film historian and writer, presents a biography of Italian director Riccardo Freda (1909-1999), focusing on specific films. It traces his childhood and youth in Egypt and Italy; his early screenwriting; his films during wartime, including Don Cesare di Bazan, Non canto più, and Tutta la città canta; different genres, including adventure, horror, fantasy, crime, gothic, the Spaghetti Western, melodrama, and the peplum genre, with discussion of films like Aquila nera, I miserabili, Il cavaliere misterioso, Guarany, O caçula do barulho, Il conte Ugolino, Il figlio di d'Artagnan, Magia a prezzi modici, Il tradimento, La vendetta di Aquila Nera, Vedi Napoli e poi muori, La leggenda del Piave, Spartaco, and L'orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock; Shakespearean adaptations; and films of his final years. A detailed filmography is included. Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

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