The Cinema of Italy / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent from
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 07/27/2015
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 35%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $6.94
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 76%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (14) from $6.94   
  • New (6) from $21.83   
  • Used (8) from $6.94   


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.

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

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.

Read More Show Less

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: 768,086
  • 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).

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

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

Wallflower Press

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)