The Cinema of Nanni Moretti: Dreams and Diaries

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The Cinema of Nanni Moretti provides an analysis and interpretation of the work of the most important Italian filmmaker of the past thirty years and one of the outstanding figures in contemporary European cinema. Interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, this book views Moretti's cinema as the crossroads of a series of heterogeneous discourses of relevance to the sphere of art and to the social order -- discourses on style, culture, society, politics and language. In using Moretti's films as a lens to view and discuss ...
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Overview

The Cinema of Nanni Moretti provides an analysis and interpretation of the work of the most important Italian filmmaker of the past thirty years and one of the outstanding figures in contemporary European cinema. Interdisciplinary and wide-ranging, this book views Moretti's cinema as the crossroads of a series of heterogeneous discourses of relevance to the sphere of art and to the social order -- discourses on style, culture, society, politics and language. In using Moretti's films as a lens to view and discuss contemporary phenomena such as the crisis of masculinity and authority, the crisis of the Left and the transformation of the citizen's relationship to the state, the book offers in-depth studies of all the director's works to date, including Dear Diary, Aprile and the Palme d'Or winner The Son's Room.
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Editorial Reviews

Film Criticism
All those interested in understanding Moretti... will find this book a valuable tool in their studies.

— Pauline Small

Film Criticism - Pauline Small
All those interested in understanding Moretti... will find this book a valuable tool in their studies.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903364772
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 6/2/2004
  • Series: Directors' Cuts Series
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Ewa Mazierska is Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies in the Department of Historical and Critical Studies at the University of Central Lancashire. She has published and edited several books about cinema in Polish and English, including Man and Culture: The Cinema of James Ivory and Trapped in the Present and Other Postmodern States: The Cinema of Wong Kar-Wai. Laura Rascaroli is Toyota Lecturer in Film and Media Studies in the School of Languages and Literature at the National University of Ireland, Cork. She is the co-author, with Ewa Mazierska, of From Moscow to Madrid: European Cities, Postmodern Cinema.

Wallflower Press

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Table of Contents

1 Nanni Moretti's self-portrait as a humble artist 14
2 Viva la famiglia! : individuals, families and the crisis of masculinity 46
3 Laughing through the tears : tragicomedy and existential irony 85
4 Say something left-wing! : the language of postmodern politics 114
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