Popular Italian Cinema

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Popular Italian Cinema

Author: L. Bayman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305657

Page: 249

View: 891

Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Directory of World Cinema. Vol. 6, Italy. Bristol, UK; Chicago: Intellect; University
of Chicago Press, 2011. Bayman, Louis, and Sergio Rigoletto, eds. Popular
Italian Cinema. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire; New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, ...

Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema

Author: Gino Moliterno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 153811948X

Page: 729

View: 902

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on major movements, directors, actors, actresses, film genres, producers, industry organizations and key films.

A History of Italian Cinema

A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >

A History of Italian Cinema

Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441160698

Page: 684

View: 588

A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >

Italian Film

Examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present.

Italian Film

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521649773

Page: 434

View: 350

Examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present.

Italian Cinema

Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, this volume charts the history of Italian cinema from the silent age to the present.

Italian Cinema

Author: Mary Wood

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781845201623

Page: 260

View: 778

Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, this volume charts the history of Italian cinema from the silent age to the present. It highlights the work of classic directors such as Fellini and Rossellini, and explores the interaction between art and popular cinema.

Italian National Cinema

popularform. ofentertainment. When the third generation of cinema-goers
reached twenty, Fascism was in its heyday. A quick victory in Ethiopia (1936) had
given Italy a colonial Empire which, according to its leaders, was all it needed to
be a ...

Italian National Cinema

Author: Pierre Sorlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134817770

Page: 216

View: 534

From such films as La Dolce Vita and Bicycle Thieves to Cinema Paradiso and Dear Diary, Italian cinema has provided striking images of Italy as a nation and a people. In the first comprehensive study of Italian cinema from 1886-1996, Pierre Sorlin explores the changing relationship of Italian cinema and Italian society and asks whether the national cinema really does represent Italian interests and culture.

Queering Italian Media

Rosalind Galt and Karl Schoonover, Queer Cinema in the World (DurhamLondon
: Duke University Press, 2016), 174. 25. Galt and Schoonover, Queer Cinema in
the World, 167; to these I would add popular Italian cinema. 26. Heather Love ...

Queering Italian Media

Author: Sole Anatrone

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793616116

Page: 180

View: 718

"Queering Italian Media offers queer readings of LGBTQIA+ representation in Italian media. The contributors discuss the relationship between the political and social lives of queer populations in Italy and investigate their representations in film, news media, television, social media, and viewer-generated media sites"--

Italian Cinema Audiences

... with audience memories.2 The film in question is Roma città aperta (Rome
Open City, Roberto Rossellini, Italy, 1945), cited as the most popular Italian film
by those surveyed in our questionnaires (see Appendix for the most popular films
), ...

Italian Cinema Audiences

Author: Daniela Treveri Gennari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501347691

Page: 240

View: 677

We know a lot about the directors and stars of Italian cinema's heyday, from Roberto Rossellini to Sophia Loren. But what do we know about the Italian audiences that went to see their films? Based on the AHRC-funded project 'Italian Cinema Audiences 1945-60', Italian Cinema Audiences: Histories and Memories of Cinema-going in Post-war Italy draws upon the rich data collected by the project team (160 video interviews and 1000+ written questionnaires gathered from Italians aged 65 and over; archival material related to cinema distribution, exhibition and programming, box-office figures, and critical discussions of cinema from film journals and popular magazines of the period). For the first time, cinema's role in everyday Italian life, and its affective meaning when remembered by older people, are enriched with industrial analyses of the booming Italian film sector of the period, as well as contextual data from popular and specialized magazines.

After Fellini

In this work, Marcus interprets a body of work that managed to transcend the decline of Italian cinema's prominence within the industry during the last two decades of the 20th-century.

After Fellini

Author: Millicent Marcus

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801868474

Page: 377

View: 666

In this work, Marcus interprets a body of work that managed to transcend the decline of Italian cinema's prominence within the industry during the last two decades of the 20th-century.

Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema

Italy lacks an authentic popular narrative in the sense of romances , tales , and
short stories that touch upon the people ' s vital problems . ' In the same article ,
referring to the popular films of the day watched by popular audiences , he writes
 ...

Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema

Author: Antonio Vitti

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780802071415

Page: 220

View: 650

One of the founding fathers of the Neo-realist movement and a Communist dedicated to populist filmmaking, Guiseppe De Santis (b. 1917) has been a significant force in Italian cinema. In spite of his crucial contribution De Santis has received little critical recognition and his work has been largely excluded from the canon of traditional cinematic teaching. In this first book-length study of De Santis, Antonio Vitti explores the filmmaker's life and work, and addresses why he has been marginalized as a result of the politics of critical reception in Italian cinema and within the academy. Through critical analysis of such films as Riso amaro (Bitter Rice), Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi ( No Peace Among the Olives), and Cesta Duga Godinu Dana (The One-Year-Long Road), Vitti offers an informative profile of a director who refused to compromise what were often unpopular political and aesthetic principles. De Santis emerged as a strong opponent of government censorship in Fascist Italy and strove throughout his career to remain faithful to his political objectives: to create a genuine popular narrative voice, and to offer, through filmmaking, a form of entertainment for the masses and a means of promoting social and political change. At the same time, possessed of considerable technical abilities and a passion for formalized beauty and sensuality, De Santis resisted the rigid rules for socio-realistic representation dictated by the Soviet Union. He conformed neither to the mainstream nor to the leftist critical expectations of his day. He anticipated, in his own critical approach, the direction of contemporary film theory, and focused on the role of the medium itself as a means of mass communication and a repository of collective imagination. Vitti draws on his extensive personal interviews with De Santis as well as on the latter's previously unpublished writings. This volume captures the intelligence, passion, aesthetic flair, and occasionally fiery temperament of this important filmmaker.

Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film

4 The postmodern Real: notes on the return of oedipus One of the recurrent
narrative themes in new Italian cinema is the ... di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves,
1948) to La vita e bella (Life is Beautiful, 1997) — a number of recent popular
Italian films ...

Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film

Author: Fabio Vighi

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501409

Page: 201

View: 776

Bringing together film & psychoanalysis, this book excavates the repressed knowledge that lurks in the subconscious structure of the film narrative. It explores the relationship between filmmaking & its subliminal underside by locating & reading elusive traces of the subconscious.

The Cinema of Italy

MARIO CAMERINI , ITALY , 1932 Gli uomini che mascalzoni ( Men , What
Rascals !, 1932 ) is a pivotal film for understanding the rise of the popular Italian
cinema in the pre - World War Two years . Directed by Mario Camerini , Men ,
What ...

The Cinema of Italy

Author: Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 9781903364987

Page: 271

View: 290

Giorgio Bertellini examines the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture.

Italian Horror Film Directors

subversion of the CSC's rigid guidelines led to the birth of the so-called golden
age of neo-realism films—movies designed to entertain the average Italian
filmgoer with tales of the everyday life of the common people. Many famous
Italian ...

Italian Horror Film Directors

Author: Louis Paul

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786487496

Page: 376

View: 814

There is no cinema with such effect as that of the hallucinatory Italian horror film. From Riccardo Freda’s I Vampiri in 1956 to Il Cartaio in 2004, this work recounts the origins of the genre, celebrates at length ten of its auteurs, and discusses the noteworthy films of many others associated with the genre. The directors discussed in detail are Dario Argento, Lamberto Bava, Mario Bava, Ruggero Deodato, Lucio Fulci, Umberto Lenzi, Antonio Margheriti, Aristide Massaccesi, Bruno Mattei, and Michele Soavi. Each chapter includes a biography, a detailed career account, discussion of influences both literary and cinematic, commentary on the films, with plots and production details, and an exhaustive filmography. A second section contains short discussions and selected filmographies of other important horror directors. The work concludes with a chapter on the future of Italian horror and an appendix of important horror films by directors other than the 50 profiled. Stills, posters, and behind-the-scenes shots illustrate the book.

Post War Italian Cinema

The Popularity of American and Italian Cinema in Post-War Italy and the
Response of the Catholic Church Ever since the First World War, Europe has
been one of the principal markets for Hollywood films. This success meant that
the ...

Post War Italian Cinema

Author: Daniela Treveri Gennari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135894973

Page: 198

View: 923

This book focuses on the involvement of the United States and the Vatican in the Italian film industry between 1945 and 1960.€Gennari analyzes the€tensions between economic (film industry), political (government) and ideological pressures.

Italian Cinema

The trends in commercial film - making have been reflected in the popular cycles
of films that have appeared within the Italian industry since the late 1950s ; for
example , the peplum , ' the giallo , ' and the Western . Kim Newman has noted ...

Italian Cinema

Author: William Hope

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039102822

Page: 278

View: 352

"This book explores the evolution of Italian cinema over the last twenty years, with particular reference to modern masterpieces such as Tornatore's Oscar-winning Nuovo cinema paradiso. The volume focuses on the work of some of the most prominent directors of recent times, combining an auteurist perspective with an incisive overview of the most important thematic and stylistic developments in modern Italian film-making." --book cover.

Beyond the Latin Lover

In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.

Beyond the Latin Lover

Author: Jacqueline Reich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253216441

Page: 224

View: 437

Marcello Mastroianni is considered by many to be the consummate symbol of Italian masculinity. In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.

Passion and Defiance

This impressive scholarly work immediately outclasses all other available Italian film histories. It will be essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the cinema.

Passion and Defiance

Author: Mira Liehm

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520908123

Page: 450

View: 954

Since World War II, aesthetic impulses generated in Italy have swept through every film industry in the world, and in her book Mira Liehm analyses the roots in literature, philosophy, and contemporary Italian life which have contributed to this extraordinary vigor. An introductory chapter offers a unique overview of the Italian cinema before 1942. It is followed by a full and profound discussion of neorealism in its heyday, its difficult aftermath in the fifties, the glorious sixties, and finally by an analysis of the contemporary cinematic crisis. Mira Liehm has known personally many of the leading figures in Italian cinema, and her work is rich in insights into their lives and working methods. This impressive scholarly work immediately outclasses all other available Italian film histories. It will be essential reading for anyone seriously interested in the cinema.

Italian Cinema

In Italian Cinema, expert Barry Forshaw reviews its fascinating history and celebrates this glory in a series of comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.

Italian Cinema

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Kamera Books

ISBN: 9781843449102

Page: 192

View: 701

From the unbridled sensuality of the orgy scenes in silent Italian cinema, to Sophia Loren in a 1950s historical epic, to the erotic obsessions of Fellini, to the genius of Italian arthouse movies, Italian cinema is one of the most glorious and energetic celebrations of the medium that any nation has ever offered. In Italian Cinema, expert Barry Forshaw reviews its fascinating history and celebrates this glory in a series of comprehensive essays, along with every key film in an easy-to-use reference format.

Italian Films

In the twentieth century , Naples added a new genre to its popular - culture : the
Neapolitan film . It was an early arrival in the history of Italian cinema , pre -
dating sound . Its characteristics were a melodramatic storyline , involving
powerful , if ...

Italian Films

Author: Robin Buss

Publisher: B. T. Batsford Limited

ISBN: 9780713459005

Page: 174

View: 460

This book is a combination of references of over 200 films, with reviews, technical and cast credits and follows themes in Italian cinema, seeing how they cope with both the international film market and the desire of film-makers to give an authentic picture of Italian life.

Women Desire and Power in Italian Cinema

mentioned in the previous chapter, toward the end of the 1950s, some important
social changes influenced European political life as well as the Italian economy.
The Cold War began to ease, and in 1956, the European Common Market was ...

Women  Desire  and Power in Italian Cinema

Author: M. Cottino-Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230105483

Page: 256

View: 764

Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema offers, for the first time in Italian Cinema criticism, a contextual study of the representation of women in twentieth-century Italian films. Marga Cottino-Jones argues that the ways women are depicted on screen reflects a subconscious "sexual conservatism" typical of an Italian society rooted within a patriarchal ideology. The book then follows the slow but constant process of social awareness in the Italian society through women in film, especially after the 1950s. Comprehensive in scope, this book analyzes the films of internationally known male and female directors, such as Antonioni, Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, Benigni, Cavani, Wertmuller, Comencini, and Archibugi. Special consideration is given to the actresses and actors that have become the icons of Italian femininity and masculinity, such as Sofia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Silvana Mangano, Gian Carlo Giannini, Marcello Mastroianni, and Alberto Sordi.