The Cinema of Italy / Edition 1

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Overview

The Cinema of Italy, a new addition to the 24 Frames series, looks at the recurring historical, thematic and stylistic features of twenty-four of the most important Italian sound films. Viewing Italian cinema at the intersection of history, politics, art and popular culture, the 24 concise essays of this anthology contextualize each film within both Italian and Western film culture. Alongside the crucial lessons of neorealist masterpieces such as Rossellini's Paisan and De Sica's The Bicycle Thief, this collection looks at how Italian cinema has confronted both the nation's history ( 1860, Senso, The Conformist, Lamerica), the so-called "Southern question" ( Salvatore Giuliano, Padre Padrone), as well as modern configurations of labor and gender relationships through the films of Camerini, De Santis, Olmi, Pasolini, Antonioni, Wertmüller, and the Taviani Brothers. The Cinema of Italy also considers the very personal works of Fellini, Ferreri and Moretti and gives special attention to those film-makers (Argento and Leone) whose cinema directly addresses such international film genres as horror and the western.

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Professor Mary Wood

This wide-ranging anthology will encourage those interested in Italian film to explore further.

Professor Mary Wood, Birbeck College, University of London

Mary Wood
This wide-ranging anthology will encourage those interested in Italian film to explore further.
Professor Mary Wood
This wide-ranging anthology will encourage those interested in Italian film to explore further.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903364987
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 1/12/2005
  • Series: 24 Frames Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,069,296
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Giorgio Bertellini is assistant professor of Film and Video Studies and Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan, and is the author of Emir Kusturica(1996).

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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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