(AGI) Los Angeles, July 14 - A series of crime filmsrepresenting the best-known and controversial category in voguein the 1970s have been shown in Los Angeles, thanks to acollaborative effort by the University of Southern California'sSchool of Cinematic Arts and the Italian Cultural Institute.The aim was to bring to the American public a popular genrethat has been appreciated and re-evaluated by critics,especially thanks to directors like Quentin Tarantino. Thefilms shown were "Milano calibro 9" by Fernando Di Leo,"Revolver" by Sergio Sollima, "Roma a mano armata" by UmbertoLenzi and "Il grande racket" by Enzo G. Catsellari. After thefilms were screened, debates moderated by USC's programmedirector, Alex Argo, along with guests, such as RobertRodriguez, the script writer for 'Machete', 'Shorts' and 'FromDusk Till Dawn, David Bellini, spokesman for Writers GuildItalia in Los Angeles and co-author of a number of Italian TVshows and the director, William Lustig, CEO of BlueUnderground, an American company specializing in releasingauthoritative editions of cult and exploitation movies onBlu-ray Disc and DVD. (AGI). .