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Italian exploitation refers to Italian exploitation culture is literature and films in the "low culture" tradition originating from Italy, cultural products which address the prurient interests of its audience. A quick glance at Italian society on the one hand, which its firm anchor in puritan Christianity, and its abundance on the other hand of graphic exploitation material, quickly reveals its double standards.

In print culture there has been giallo fiction, quickly followed by adult comics, the so-called fumetti neri.

But the nature of Italian prurience is most readily revealed in Italian cinema. Genres such as cannibal films, Decamerotici, Italian horror films, giallo films, mondo films, il sexy, spaghetti westerns, sword and sandal films all went a bit further than contemporary products of European exploitation.

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Related

cannibal film - exploitation film - Italian erotica - Italian horror - giallo films - mondo films - il sexy - spaghetti western - sword and sandal films

Film

Directors

Joe D'Amato - Dario Argento - Mario Bava - Tinto Brass - Ruggero Deodato - Lucio Fulci - Riccardo Freda - Gualtiero Jacopetti - Sergio Leone - Antonio Margheriti - Bruno Mattei

Screenwriters: Ernesto Gastaldi

Titles

Adult comics

Reference

Italian erotica

Italian erotica

See also




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