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Stardom, Italian Style: Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema

Stardom, Italian Style: Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema

by Marcia Landy
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253220080
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 03/27/2008
Series: New Directions in National Cinemas Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Marcia Landy is Distinguished Service Professor of English/Film Studies with a secondary appointment in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books include Monty Python's Flying Circus; Stars (edited with Lucy Fischer); The Historical Film; Italian Film; Queen Christina (with Amy Villarejo); and Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema, 1931–1943.

Table of Contents


1. Eloquent Bodies: The Cinema of Divismo
2. The Stars Talk
3. Stars amidst the Ruins: The Old and the New
4. Popular Genres and Stars
5. Starring Directors and Directing Stars: The Cinematic Landscape and Its Changing Bodies
Epilogue: An End to Stardom?
A Postscript


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New York University - Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Marcia Landy has produced a wonderful and in many ways path-breaking examination of the history of Italian stardom from silent film to the present. . . . The book is rich in stimulating observations and thought-provoking propositions. As with other works by Professor Landy it is the fruit of an ideal blend of theoretical insights and historically grounded film analysis.

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