The Godfathers of Mondo (2003)
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Filmmakers Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi are huge historical influences on everything from hardcore horror films to broadcast news and reality TV. This disc focuses on the filmmakers themselves and how they concocted their "mondo" idea, which led to a series of "shockumentary"-style films known for their sensational treatment of documentary footage -- a style that became a fixture of transgressive film art.
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The story of "shockumentarians" Gualtiero Jacopetti and Franco Prosperi, who scandalized the world with their bloody, sexy documentaries MONDO CANE and AFRICA ADDIO. Basically a DVD extra, but informative for fans.
An informative look at the beginning of the Mondo craze. Apparently, the two men who started the trend weren't as interested in exploitation as those who followed.
A great documentary about some of the most shocking, and significant of the 60's "Mondo" shockumentary cycle, the films of Gualtiero Jacopetti, and Franco Prosperi.
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