Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan is a New York–based film writer and curator, and U.S. programmer and selection committee member of the Venice Film Festival. From 2003 to 2006, she was the codirector of the Torino Film Festival. Among her books are monographs on Clint Eastwood, John Carpenter, George Romero, Walter Hill, John Milius, Robert Aldrich, and William Friedkin. Her most recent book is the 2008 John Landis. She is currently working on a book about Robert Altman. She wishes to thank Dave Kehr, Bill Krohn, and Roberto Turigliatto.