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Forums Index -> The Shiver Shack -> R.I.P., Gualtiero Jacopetti (1919-2011)
The Gomorrahizer
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:23 pm  Reply with quote



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The Guardian:
"Gualtiero Jacopetti obituary" (August 18, 2011)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/aug/18/gualtiero-jacopetti-obituary
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When the Italian film director Gualtiero Jacopetti, who has died at the age of 91, made Mondo Cane (A Dog's Life) in 1962, he tapped into people's curiosity and provided the strangest commercially successful film in the history of cinema. Audiences not yet accustomed to cheap air travel or the idea of globalisation were unprepared for technicolour National Geographic-style montages of "primitive" rites and "civilised" wrongs. The following year, they flocked to see the film's sequels, Mondo Pazzo (Mad World, or Mondo Cane No 2) and La Donna nel Mondo (Women of the World).

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Tired of the increasing commercialisation of film industries and the incessant self-publicising necessary to succeed, Jacopetti returned to journalism before retiring to leave his powerful and bizarre creations in the hands of exploitation merchants, gorehounds, censorship bodies and the term "mondo film" to the lexicon of cinema lore. He is survived by his daughter Christine.

Gualtiero Jacopetti, film-maker and journalist, born 4 September 1919; died 17 August 2011
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:50 pm  Reply with quote



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R.I.P.

I honored his legacy by watching the extras-packed Austrian DVD release of the marvelous MONDO CANDIDO yesterday.
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