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New Book on Italian XXX Cinema

A.N.
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February 24th, 2014, 10:20 am #1

In March/April 2014 a new book on the “first golden age” of Italian pornographic cinema will be released: LUCE ROSSA. LA NASCITA E LE PRIME FASI DEL CINEMA PORNOGRAFICO IN ITALIA [“RED LIGHT. THE BIRTH AND FIRST STAGES OF XXX CINEMA IN ITALY”], signed by Franco Grattarola and Andrea Napoli. About 500 pages. Italian text only, but the second part of the book includes a dictionary (more than 200 pages) dedicated to every hardcore film produced or coproduced by Italy from the late 70s to mid 80s.

The book consists of two parts. The first one outlines a history of the birth and first stages of “X cinema” in Italy, including chapters on the main directors, actors and actressess. The second part consists of entries dedicated to the hardcore movies produced or coproduced by Italy during the years 1979-1984 (the so-called “first golden age” of Italian adult cinema). Each entry includes detailed casts, credits, data concerning the censor’s board, synopses, contemporary reviews, infos on production background, different versions, video releases, etc. An appendix lists almost 1000 foreign films theatrically released in Italy during the years 1977-1984 with Italian titles, original titles, real directors, date of Italian visa, and date of the first release in the city of Milan.

The book will also be available through many Web sites. More infos soon.
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February 25th, 2014, 11:18 am #2

Congratulations on finally getting the book finished - I've been reading about it for years, nice to know it's finally being released.
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February 25th, 2014, 4:22 pm #3

Yes! That's great news. Finally!

It must be over 10 years since you told me about it the first time. I'm looking forward to hold it in my hand at last.

Congrats Andrea!
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February 25th, 2014, 9:26 pm #4

Thank you very much, both of you.

And thank you, Merlin, for your kind interest, but I think that an English translation of a book so large (500 pages in large format) would be a task too challenging. And in any case it exceeds my abilities...
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February 28th, 2014, 10:35 pm #5

A.N. wrote: Thank you very much, both of you.

And thank you, Merlin, for your kind interest, but I think that an English translation of a book so large (500 pages in large format) would be a task too challenging. And in any case it exceeds my abilities...
Just glad you finally got it finished, be nice to see the chapter on Cavallone.
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March 6th, 2014, 6:53 pm #6

Well done Andrea in finally reaching the finishing line. Congratulations to you and Franco Grattarola on what will no doubt be THE definitive (and essential) encyclopaedia on Italian hard cinema.

As for the translation duties, if you are willing to accept the offer then Merlin is more than up to the task of translating it...it would be in very good hands!

Good luck with sales. I will definitely be awaiting this one eagerly myself and can't wait to lay down my cash.

All the best to you and Franco. Well deserved plaudits await you...=)
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March 8th, 2014, 2:31 pm #7

Me too waiting for it...!!
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March 10th, 2014, 3:59 pm #8

Thank you everybody.
The book will be released on early April. More infos soon...
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April 8th, 2014, 6:54 pm #9

This is the cover of the book.
In the next days I'll post the links to Amazon and other websites, if anyone is interested.

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April 11th, 2014, 8:02 pm #10

Beautiful! What a stunning cover!

No doubt this will be THE tome to own on Italian hard cinema....with foreword by Renato...and gorgeous cover artwork....what more needs to be said other than this is a MUST-HAVE!

(My birthday is coming up, so....should anyone wish to buy one for me....just saying...hahaha)

Seriously...I am ordering one as soon as I can! Good luck with strong sales and stronger reviews Andrea and Franco!
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