Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium

Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium

by Dana Renga

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442647480
Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date: 08/23/2013
Series: Toronto Italian Studies Series
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.89(d)

About the Author

Dana Renga is an assistant professor in the Department of French and Italian at the Ohio State University, and editor of Mafia Movies: A Reader.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Gender, Trauma and Recent Italian Mafia Cinema

Chapter 1: Oedipal Conflicts in Marco Tullio Giordana’s I cento passi

Chapter 2: Honor, Shame and Vendetta: Pasquale Scimeca’s Placido Rizzotto

Chapter 3: Mafia Woman in a Man’s World: Roberta Torre’s Angela

Chapter 4: The Mafia Noir: Paolo Sorrentino’s Le conseguenze dell’amore

Chapter 5: Men of Honor, Man of Glass: Stefano Incerti’s L’uomo di vetro

Chapter 6: The Female Mob Boss: Edoardo Winspeare’s Galantuomini

Chapter 7: Melancholia and the Mob Weepie: Davide Barletti and Lorenzo Conte’s Fine pena mai: paradiso perduto

Chapter 8: Mourning Disavowed: Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra

Chapter 9: Recasting Rita Atria in Marco Amenta’s La siciliana ribelle

Chapter 10: Trauma Postponed: Claudio Cupellini’s Una vita tranquilla

Epilogue: Why Must Caesar Die?

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“Renga has already firmly established herself as a leading expert on Italian Mafia film narratives and documentaries with the foundational Mafia Movies: A Reader. Her latest, Unfinished Business is an innovative, expertly conceived and executed study that will surely generate new debates in various fields of study.”

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“Renga has already firmly established herself as a leading expert on Italian Mafia film narratives and documentaries with the foundational Mafia Movies: A Reader. Her latest, Unfinished Business is an innovative, expertly conceived and executed study that will surely generate new debates in various fields of study.”

“Written in a lively and engaging tone, this provocative and highly original work makes an important contribution to Italian film studies.”

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“Written in a lively and engaging tone, this provocative and highly original work makes an important contribution to Italian film studies.”

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