February at the Trylon
By the early 1970s, violence had become commonplace in Italian politics. Assassinations, kidnappings, and car bombs were deployed as neo-fascists and far-rightists battled far-left activists for power. Reflecting this carnage, the hundreds of Italian crime films made in that period used techniques similar to those seen in 1960s spaghetti westerns. This month we present four of our favorites.