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States of danger and deceit

The European political thriller in the 1970s

Edited by Rachel Hayward, Ellen Smith and Andy Willis

States of danger and deceit
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  • Publish Date: May 2024
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-1-5261-7644-8
    • Pages: 208
    • Price: £16.99
    • Published Date: May 2024

    Description

    States of danger and deceit places key films (Z (1969), The Mattei Affair (1972), State of Siege (1972), The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum (1975), Illustrious Corpses (1976)) and filmmakers (Costa-Gavras, Elio Petri, Francesco Rosi, Volker Schlöndorff) from across Europe into their historical, political and social contexts before considering the ways they have impacted upon politically engaged filmmakers since.

    Presented in a dossier format, made up of shorter engaging pieces, this volume offers a series of contextualisations and detailed explorations of significant examples of the political thriller from across Europe.

    Contents

    Introduction States of Danger and Deceit: European political thrillers in the 1970s. A HOME film dossier - Rachel Hayward, Ellen Smith and Andy Willis
    1. Creating a Major Film Season at HOME. Reflections on putting together States of Danger and Deceit: European Political Thrillers in the 1970s - Andy Willis
    2. France: May '68 and the Political Thriller - Andy Willis
    3. Costa-Gavras, Jorge Semprún and Yves Montand: Creating a model for a 'commercial' political cinema - Andy Willis
    4. State of Siege (État de siège), Costa-Gavras, 1973 - Andy Willis
    5. L'Attentat (Plot), Yves Boisset, 1972 - Andy Willis
    6. Special Section (Costa-Gavras, 1975) Rachel Hayward
    7. The Political Thriller in the Context of Italian Cinema - Andy Willis
    8. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto), Elio Petri, 1970 - Ellen Smith
    9. Killer Cop (La polizia ha le mani legate), Luciano Ercoli, 1975 - MaoHui Deng
    10. West Germany: terrorism on the doorstep - Andy Willis
    11. Neither Intentional nor Accidental, but Unavoidable: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum - Jason Wood
    12. Where the Political Thriller was Less Prevalent - Andy Willis
    13. Operación Ogro (Ogro), Gillo Pontecorvo, 1979 - Fraser Elliott
    14. Die Flucht (The Flight), Roland Graf, 1977 - Declan Clarke
    15. Days of '36 (Meres tou '36), Theo Angelopoulos, 1972 - Eleftheria Rania Kosmidou
    16. Who Is The Man on the Roof? - Roy Stafford
    17. The Legacy of the 1970s European Political Thriller - Andy Willis
    18. The Season: Films screened as part of States of Danger and Deceit
    Index

    Editors

    Andy Willis is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator: Film at HOME, Manchester

    Rachel Hayward is Head of Film Strategy at HOME, Manchester

    Ellen Smith is a freelance film writer, programmer and educator

    States of danger and deceit

    Edited by Rachel Hayward, Ellen Smith, Andy Willis

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