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Eugenio Ercolani and Marcus Stiglegger

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781800348363

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: September 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781800348363.001.0001

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Black Leather Gloves: Cruising as a Global Giallo

Black Leather Gloves: Cruising as a Global Giallo

(p.77) Black Leather Gloves: Cruising as a Global Giallo

Eugenio Ercolani

Marcus Stiglegger

Liverpool University Press

In this chapter Cruising is discussed in the context of Italian giallo. The tendency of thrillers by Mario Bava, Dario Argento, and others has in fact a lot in common with Friedkin’s film: the sexualized violence, the queerness of the killer, leather fetishism, and the investigations of an outsider. Cruising can thus be seen as a ‘Global Giallo’, alongside similar efforts such as Dressed to Kill, Maniac or The New York Ripper.

Keywords:   giallo thriller, global giallo, Italian cinema, filone, psychothriller, erotic thriller, sexuality, Dario Argento, Mario Bava, genre theory

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