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Blood and Black Lace$
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Roberto Curti

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781911325932

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001

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Under the Sign of the Giallo

Under the Sign of the Giallo

(p.15) 2. Under the Sign of the Giallo
Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Roberto Curti

Liverpool University Press

This chapter explores the significance of German participation in the film Blood and Black Lace. It discusses how Italy had signed a co-production agreement with West Germany in 1962 that started the passage from period Gothic to a thriller set in the present day. It also explains the Italian film makers' intention of joining the successful thread of the German so-called “krimis,” the murder mysteries inspired by the works of Edgar Wallace and produced by Preben Philipsen's Rialto film company in 1959. The chapter focuses on the distinct and well-defined tradition of mystery in Italy. It describes the genre known as “giallo,” which had been very popular since 1929 when the Italian publishing house, Mondadori launched a new editorial series called the Yellow Books (I Libri Gialli).

Keywords:   Blood and Black Lace, West Germany, period Gothic, krimis, murder mysteries, giallo, the Yellow Books

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