'Violence is Italian art!' Lucio Fulci Italy's Master of the Macabre Lucio Fulci is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated in-depth study of his extraordinary films. From horror masterpieces like The Beyond and Zombie Flesh-Eaters to erotic thrillers like One On Top of the Other and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin; from his earliest days as director of manic Italian comedies t'Violence is Italian art!' Lucio Fulci Italy's Master of the Macabre Lucio Fulci is celebrated in this lavishly illustrated in-depth study of his extraordinary films. From horror masterpieces like The Beyond and Zombie Flesh-Eaters to erotic thrillers like One On Top of the Other and A Lizard in a Woman's Skin; from his earliest days as director of manic Italian comedies to his notoriety as purveyor of extreme violence in the terrifying slasher epic The New York Ripper, his whole career is explored. Supernatural themes and weird logic collide with flesh-ripping gore to breathtaking effect. Bleak horrors are transformed into bloody poetry - Fulci's loving camera technique, and the decayed splendour of his art design, make the films more than just a gross endurance test. Lucio Fulci built up a fanatical following, who at last will have the chance to own this book - five years in the making - which is the ultimate testament to 'The Godfather of Gore'. Featuring a foreword by Fulci's devoted daughter Antonella, and produced with her blessing and full co-operation. This book is quite simply the last word on Fulci. His whole career is studied in obsessive depth. Huge supplementary appendices make this volume essential for all serious students of the Italian horror movie scene. Featuring COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHIES for ALL the major actors and actresses ever to appear in Fulci films, the appendices alone are a unique, breathtakingly detailed reference source in their own right. Without doubt, by far and away the largest collection of Fulci posters, stills, press-books and lobby cards ever seen together in print. We have scoured the Earth to find the most stunning, rare and eye-catching Fulci images. Everything worth seeing is here. This is a truly beautiful book....
|Title||:||Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci|
|Number of Pages||:||311 Pages|
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Beyond Terror: The Films of Lucio Fulci Reviews
This is really the only book on Fulci out there, and thank God its a nice one. Similar to The Haunted World of Mario Bava, this book consists mainly of plot synopses and some critical analysis, but you do get a lot of previously unseen stills and poster art as well. Fulci made some stinkers, sure, but when he was on, he was ON. Gut munching zombies, Nazi ghosts, gateways to hell, haunted New Orleans, creepy black cats, Egyptian curses, crucified alchemists, saxophone induced orgasms, all of this awaits the adventurous viewer who has yet to take the Fulci challenge (and really, who else could make a film featuring death by mass snail attack?). Oh yeah, and somewhere in his filmography lurks an encounter with the nastiest splinter ever; I'll leave it to you to discover this little gem on your own. Recommended for Fulci purists and fans of Italian cinema in general. 5 stars.
Go searching for any books out there on Lucio Fulci and you'll find just about zero. Stephen Thrower, author also of American Nightmare, a tome covering the independent exploitation film scene of the 1960-80, has put together a film by film study of all of Fulci's work that functions both as a light biography of the man, but much more as an entertaining and fascinating study of the recurring themes and tropes in the work of this 'terrorist of genres'. I was very happy to find a book that treats Fulci's work in a thoughtful manner, as typically you'll only find gore-hounds celebrating Lucio's later films, but as Thrower proves, where Fulci is concerned there's more operating under the hood of this fascinating director than merely an engine for depictions of corporeal destruction and eye trauma.
this thing sat on my shelf for nearly 10 years before i decided to crack it open. i remember purchasing this as a high priced import (i must have the original british edition because it has a different cover) and then packing it away somewhere. i dusted it off and...pretty decent overview of fulci's career including his early comedies which no one seems to talk about. author stephen thrower does a good job of covering all the bases although it does get a tad overly analytical of his work and the genre (i'm generally looking for details and not analysis in these situations). but where this thing really shines are all the photos, movie posters and reproductions. absolutely amazing and certainly worth the price of the book. i give three stars for the words and a million trillion for the pretty pictures.
Definitely for a niche audience. I'm a big Italian horror fan, especially Fulci, so I naturally love this book.