The Cinema of Italy / Edition 1by Giorgio Bertellini, Bo, Giorgio Bertellini, Ruth Ben-Ghiat
The Cinema of Italy, a new addition to the 24 Frames series, looks at the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture. Spanning almost a century of film productions and organised chronologically, the volume examines recurring thematic and stylistic features. Together with the/i>/i>… See more details below
The Cinema of Italy, a new addition to the 24 Frames series, looks at the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture. Spanning almost a century of film productions and organised chronologically, the volume examines recurring thematic and stylistic features. Together with the crucial lessons of such neorealist masterpieces as Rossellini's Paisan and De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, The Cinema of Italy looks at how Italian cinema has dealt - before and since neorealism - with the nation's past and present history (1860, Senso, The Conformist, Lamerica), with the so-called Southern question (Assunta Spina, Salvatore Giuliano, Padre Padrone), as well as with modern configurations of work-life and gender relationships through the films of Olmi, Pasolini, Antonioni, Cavani and Wertmüller. The Cinema of Italy also considers the very personal, but never politically apathetic works of Fellini, Ferreri and Moretti and reserves a special attention to those film-makers (Argento and Leone) whose cinema directly addresses such international film genres as horror and western.
Table of Contents
Preface, by Gian Piero Brunetta1. Gli uomini che mascalzoni (Camerini) / Men What Rascals!, by Marcia Landy2. 1860(Blasetti), by Ruth Ben-Ghiat3. Paisá (Rossellini) / Paisan, by Giuliana Muscio4. Ladri di biciclette (de Sica) / The Bicycle Thief, by Carlo Celli5. Riso amaro (de Santis) / Bitter Rice, by Antonio Vitti6. Senso (Visconti), by C. Paul Sellors7. La Strada (Fellini), by Peter Bondanella8. La Ciociara / Two Women, by Ellen Nerenberg9. Rocco e i suoi fratelli (Visconti) / Rocco and his Brothers, by Anne Hudson10. Accattone (Pasolini), by Patrick Rumble11. Divorzio all'Italiana / Divorce, Italian Style, by John David Rhodes12. Il Posto (Olmi) / The Job, by Vito Zagarrio13. Salvatore Giuliano (Rosi), by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith14. Otto e mezzo(Fellini) / 8 1/2, by Jacqueline Reich15. Deserto Rosso (Antonioni) / Red Desert, by Peter Brunette16. Per un pugno di dollari (Leone) / Fistful of Dollars, by Christopher Frayling17. Il Conformista (Bertolucci) / The Conformist, by Jefferson Kline18. Film d'Amore e d'Anarchia(Wertmüller) / Love and Anarchy, by Millicent Marcus19. La Grande Abbuffata / La Grande Bouffe, by Maurizio Viano20. Il Portiere di Notte (Cavani) / The Night Porter, by Gaetana Marrone21. Profondo Rosso / Deep Read (Argento), by Giorgio Bertellini22. Padre Padrone (Taviani) / Father and Master, by Noa Steimatsky23. Caro Diario (Moretti) / Dear Diary, by Laura Frascaroli24. Lamerica (Amelio), by Aine O'Healy
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