Re: RARA-AVIS: Giallo

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 28 May 2008

-----Original Message-----
>From: ssshapir <>
>Although this is not strictly a hardboiled question, I'm hoping that
>some rara avian out there with an encyclopedic knowledge of crime
>fiction might be able to help me. I'm a big fan of giallo movies-the
>Mario Bava and early Lucio Fulci ones in particular-and I've been
>wondering for a long time now if there is any literary equivalent to
>these films. Anyone familiar with this film genre will know what I'm
>looking for-outlandish plots, brutal set pieces and twisted psyches.

Yes--the Italian print gialli and fumetti, with characters like Killing
(modeled on Fantomas).


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