Short Circuit/Cortocircuito (1943)

Predating Dario Argento's Tenebre by around forty years, Cortocircuito also features a series of murders which appear to have been carried out in the same way as they are described in a popular mystery novel. Although he could possibly be dubbed one of the early pioneers of the Italian giallo, in the traditional 'murder-mystery' sense … Continue reading Short Circuit/Cortocircuito (1943)

Where the Silver Crows Fly/Dove Volano i Corvi d’Argento (1977)

"Where the Silver Crows Fly was supposed to be the ideal continuation of Bandit's Skin. It's the story of a shepherd with ideals and principles forged on the continent who is forced to return to Sardinia to avenge the death of his brother who was murdered after unwittingly assisting in a kidnapping. Tensions rise between … Continue reading Where the Silver Crows Fly/Dove Volano i Corvi d’Argento (1977)

The Protagonists/I Protagonisti (1968)

Starting out as a scriptwriter in 1956, Marcello Fondato is best-known in Italy for penning a plethora of successful comedies with some of the biggest stars of the times, including Claudia Cardinale, Monica Vitti, Giancarlo Giannini and Terence Hill and Bud Spencer. It is also worth mentioning his collaborations with Mario Bava on Blood and … Continue reading The Protagonists/I Protagonisti (1968)

A Child of the Times/Un Figlio D’Oggi (1961)

Buried deep in between some comedies (and yet more comedies) in Marino Girolami's extensive filmography is this downbeat crime-thriller, thinly masquerading as a morality tale, not too dissimilar to the American juvenile delinquency movies which were enjoying a modest success at around the same time. The bleak tone of the film, with murder and blackmail … Continue reading A Child of the Times/Un Figlio D’Oggi (1961)