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Galluccio, Steve 1960-

Works: 10 works in 47 publications in 4 languages and 603 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Motion pictures  Fiction  Guidebooks  Directories  Silent films  Musical films  Short films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of screenplay, Scenarist
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Steve Galluccio
Most widely held works by Steve Galluccio
Mambo italiano by Steve Galluccio( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mambo Italiano achieves its overwhelming power through a perfect balance of fast-paced comedy and poignant drama. Angelo, at the prompting of his equally repressed sister Anna, has told his very traditionally Italian immigrant parents, Maria and Gino, that he is gay. Hurt, betrayed and mortified by Angelo's coming out, his lover Nino is not unprepared for his widowed Italian mother Lina's reaction-a full-on operatic barrage of melodrama and hysterical excess so profound it gives even Angelo's shocked parents pause for second thoughts and prompts a hilarious and touching re-examination of their own outraged response to their son. Seeing their relationship shattered by their families' reactions of grotesquely overplayed comedy and pathos, Angelo emerges from the drama with his new-found pride intact, while Nino retreats even further into the darkness of his bisexual closet. While the press has often called the film version of Mambo Italiano "a gay My Big Fat Greek Wedding," there is far more at work in the play than the zealous mining of Italian immigrant family and gay culture stereotypes. Translated by Michel Tremblay, its huge fan, into a wildly successful Francophone theatrical phenomenon, Mambo Italiano is far more about the dynamics of family, about the vast spaces between the old world and the new, about grasping the resonant codes embedded in what is said and what is meant in ordinary speech, than it is "about" gay culture. In perhaps the play's most defining scene, the parish priest has been bribed with a bottle of wine and a carton of cigarettes to vacate his confessional so it can be occupied by the members of Angelo's family to ritually unburden themselves of their hilarious sins of personal hypocrisy, willful misapprehension and thoughtless transgression. Cast of four women and three men
In Piazza San Domenico by Steve Galluccio( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Piazza San Domenico, is a comedy of errors that takes place in a bustling neighbourhood of 1952 Naples. It recounts the story of how one broken engagement ripples through friends and family, affecting all of their respective lives in different ways. The young and beautifully earthy Carmelina faints in the arms of the town philanderer, Tonino, setting off a wave of malicious gossip that seems to infect everyone in town with second thoughts about their current partners--and inexplicable desires for new ones--as often as not consummated on that shadowed spot of carpet behind the statue of San Francesco in the church on the town square. Finally, as if the very gods are angry with these salacious goings-on, an earthquake hits the town, sending the characters into the piazza and keeping them there for the night with a series of ominous aftershocks. As the sun rises, misunderstandings are resolved; the truth will out; and hardened hearts yield to the eternally verdant desires for life. In a world hovering between traditional values and emancipated new thinking, Italian theatrical archetypes with their roots in Roman comedies and the Commedia dell'arte evolve into the recognizable stereotypes of mid-twentieth-century society that were to become hallmarks of the whimsical Sophia Loren/Marcello Mastroianni films of the early 1960s
The St. Leonard chronicles by Steve Galluccio( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming comedy about a young Italian Canadian couple from Montreal's St. Leonard neighborhood-and their meddling, fretting family
Mambo italiano by Émile Gaudreault( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he's gay
Funkytown( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they are forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king
Breakfast on Pluto by Neil Jordan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As foster kid Patrick 'Kitten' Braden grows up, he leaves behind his small-town life in Ireland for London, where he's reborn as a transvestite cabaret singer in the 1960s and 70s
Montréal à la Galluccio : en promenade, boutiques, cafés, terrasses, restaurants, bars by Steve Galluccio( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funkytown : original motion picture soundtrack = la bande sonore originale( Recording )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Surviving my mother = Comment survivre à sa mère( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in French and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Home use only
The St by Steve Galluccio( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming comedy about a young Italian Canadian couple from Montreal's St. Leonard neighborhood-and their meddling, fretting family
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.30 for Mambo ital ... to 1.00 for The St ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Mambo italiano
In Piazza San DomenicoMambo italiano
Alternative Names
Steve Galluccio Canadees songwriter

Steve Galluccio Canadian songwriter

Стив Галлуччио