SWEET AND SAVAGE: The World Through the Mondo Film Lens

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by Mark Goodall

220 pages. 

Sweet and Savage was the first ever English-language title devoted exclusively to the controversial and influential mondo documentary film cycle. This revised edition remains the first serious study of mondo as a global film phenomenon and includes a highly detailed examination of the key films of this cult genre. The author identifies the principle stylistic aspects of the mondo genre through a fascinating 'non-linear' approach that echoes the collage shock effects of the original films. Sweet and Savage also includes some unique material contributions, and is lavishly illustrated with many rare photographs, stills, posters, record sleeves etc.