The Book – Italy, 2014 – film project

 
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The Book was a 2014 Italian anthology film project intended to pull together twelve legendary names from the worlds of spaghetti horror, exploitation, crime and western cinema to showcase their own personal vision of Rome. Unfortunately, the indiegogo.com crowdfunding for the film was not successful and it never went into production.

The directors lined up were Lamberto Bava (Demons), Antonio Bido (Bloodstained Shadow), Enzo G. Castellari (Inglorious Bastards), Luigi Cozzi (Starcrash), Alberto de Martino (The Antichrist), Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust), Aldo Lado (Late Night Trains), Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City), Edoardo Margheriti (Black Cobra), Sergio Martino (Torso), Sergio Stivaletti (The Wax Mask) and Tonino Valerii (My Name is Nobody).

The screenplay was written by Dardano Sacchetti, who wrote The Beyond and Demons, while the poster art is by Enzo Sciotti, who provided most of the iconic artwork for Italian horror movies of the early 1980s. There’s a new score by Goblin and Claudio Simonetti.

At the time, MOV!ES and MAN!A contributor David Flint observed:

‘Of course, the cynic might point out that the glory days for these filmmakers was a long time ago, but who is to say that, given the opportunity and the freedom, that they can’t still pull something interesting out of the bag? Hell, I’m vaguely excited about the possibilities of this.’

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