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Italian Political Cinema

Author : Giancarlo Lombardi
ISBN : 3034322178
Genre : Motion pictures
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Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow definition of the term, and in a wider understanding that takes in reflections on public life, imaginary, and national identity. This book explores these political dimensions of contemporary Italian cinema by looking at three complementary strands: the thematics of contemporary political film from a variety of perspectives; the most prominent directors currently engaged in this filone; and case studies of the films that best represent this engagement. Conceived and edited by two Italian film scholars working in radically different academic settings, Italian Political Cinema brings together a wide array of critical positions and research from Italy, France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States. The tripartite structure and international perspective create a volume that is an accessible entry-point into a subject that continues to attract critical and cultural attention, both inside and outside of academia.
Category: Motion pictures

The Years Of Alienation In Italy

Author : Alessandra Diazzi
ISBN : 9783030151508
Genre : Social Science
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The Years of Alienation in Italy offers an interdisciplinary overview of the socio-political, psychological, philosophical, and cultural meanings that the notion of alienation took on in Italy between the 1960s and the 1970s. It addresses alienation as a social condition of estrangement caused by the capitalist system, a pathological state of the mind and an ontological condition of subjectivity. Contributors to the edited volume explore the pervasive influence this multifarious concept had on literature, cinema, architecture, and photography in Italy. The collection also theoretically reassesses the notion of alienation from a novel perspective, employing Italy as a paradigmatic case study in its pioneering role in the revolution of mental health care and factory work during these two decades.
Category: Social Science

A Companion To Italian Cinema

Author : Frank Burke
ISBN : 9781444332285
Genre : Performing Arts
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Written by leading figures in the field, A Companion to Italian Cinema re-maps Italian cinema studies, employing new perspectives on traditional issues, and fresh theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema. Offers new approaches to Italian cinema, whose importance in the post-war period was unrivalled Presents a theory based approach to historical and archival material Includes work by both established and more recent scholars, with new takes on traditional critical issues, and new theoretical approaches to the exciting history and field of Italian cinema Covers recent issues such as feminism, stardom, queer cinema, immigration and postcolonialism, self-reflexivity and postmodernism, popular genre cinema, and digitalization A comprehensive collection of essays addressing the prominent films, directors and cinematic forms of Italian cinema, which will become a standard resource for academic and non-academic purposes alike
Category: Performing Arts

A Trail Of Fire For Political Cinema

Author : Javier Campo
ISBN : 9781783209170
Genre : Art
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A Trail of Fire for Political Cinema is an edited collection that closely analyses La hora de los hornos (The Hour of the Furnaces) (Getino and Solanas, 1968) within the context of 1960s Argentina and the socio-political landscape of the time. 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the film’s premiere. As the film is re-examined with the hindsight of 50 years, attention is also paid to the corpus of political documentaries made between 1968 to 1976, the latter of which also marked the last coup d’état in Argentina, to emphasize formal and thematic trends in relation to the social context. In order to highlight The Hour of the Furnaces’ contemporary relevance as a form of politically engaged activism, the book will also look at Fernando Solanas’ documentary output in the twenty-first century.
Category: Art

Dreamscapes In Italian Cinema

Author : Francesco Pascuzzi
ISBN : 9781611477825
Genre : Drama
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This book explores the oneiric in Italian cinema from filmic representations and visualizations of dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, and dream-like and hypnotic states, to dreams as cinematic allegories and metaphors and the theoretical frameworks applied to the investigation of this relationship.
Category: Drama

Directory Of World Cinema Italy

Author : Louis Bayman
ISBN : 9781841505350
Genre : Performing Arts
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Italian cinema has proved very popular with international audiences, and yet a surprising unfamiliarity remains regarding the rich traditions from which its most fascinating moments arose. Directory of World Cinema: Italy aims to offer a wide film and cultural study in which to situate some of Italian cinema’s key aspects, from political radicalism to opera, and from the arthouse to popular genres. Essays by leading academics about prominent genres, directors and themes provide insight into the cinema of Italy and are bolstered by reviews of significant titles. From silent spectacle to the giallo, the spaghetti western to the neorealist masterworks of Rossellini, this book offers a comprehensive historical sweep of Italian cinema that will appeal to film scholars and cinephiles alike
Category: Performing Arts

Revolutionary Desire In Italian Cinema

Author : Luana Ciavola
ISBN : 9781848766808
Genre : Performing Arts
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Revolutionary Desire in Italian Cinema is the first book to draw on psychoanalytical concepts and film theories to examine the critical tendency of Italian cinema and the way in which auteur Italian filmmakers have expressed their counter-ideological thought and criticism against Italian society. The book examines how by being committed to Italian social reality, Italian cinema expresses a desire for revolt against the status quo and the dominant ideological order. Taking as case studies Bernardo Bertolucci’s Prima della rivoluzione, Marco Bellocchio’s I pugni in tasca, Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Porcile, Nanni Moretti’s Ecce Bombo and La messa è finita, the book relies on socio-historiographical theories through which Luana Ciavola discusses how plot and characters create a sense of revolt against the both social order and values such as family, religion and bourgeois ethics. The book confirms the central role of Italian cinema in a historical and political context, insofar as it includes a substantial background which highlights aspects of Italian history never considered before in a study on Italian cinema. Revolutionary Desire in Italian Cinema is aimed at academics, researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate students and all lovers of Italian cinema.
Category: Performing Arts

Popular Italian Cinema

Author : L. Bayman
ISBN : 9781137305657
Genre : Performing Arts
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Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.
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Italian Film

Author : Marcia Landy
ISBN : 0521649773
Genre : Performing Arts
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Examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present.
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Italian Post Neorealist Cinema

Author : Luca Barattoni
ISBN : 9780748650934
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book brings to the surface the lines of experimentation and artistic renewal appearing after the exhaustion of Neorealism, mapping complex areas of interest such as the emergence of ethical concerns, the relationship between ideology and representati
Category: Performing Arts

Vital Crises In Italian Cinema

Author : P. Adams Sitney
ISBN : 9780199862177
Genre : History
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Examining over twenty key works of the period, Vital Crises in Italian Cinema identifies and explores the major thematic crises at the heart of seminal films produced by the likes of Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michael Antonioni, and Federico Fellini.
Category: History

The Italian Political Filmmakers

Author : John J. Michalczyk
ISBN : UOM:39015011896407
Genre : Performing Arts
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Om Francesco Rosi, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Bellocchio, Gillo Pontecorvo, Elio Petri, Lina Wertmüller.
Category: Performing Arts

The Cinema Of Italy

Author : Ruth Ben-Ghiat
ISBN : 1903364981
Genre : Performing Arts
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Giorgio Bertellini examines the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture.
Category: Performing Arts

Recent Italian Cinema

Author : Tiziana Ferrero Regis
ISBN : 9781848760851
Genre : Performing Arts
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In Recent Italian Cinema, two fundamental questions are asked: the first concerns whether Italian cinema, as national cinema, is in reality reduced to a niche market in its own territory. The second relates to what Italian audiences do with domestic films.For nearly two decades, most Italian films have been produced outside box office returns, through a practice of subsidy and co-financing between many institutional and private entities. Thus Italian cinema has had to define its mode of production and use-value of films in a different way. It is clear that it is no longer possible to separate national cinemas from the grip that the American film industry has on world markets, in terms of imagination and modes of production, distribution and exhibition. It is thus only by examining the multiple layers of description and analysis, which take into account the presence of Hollywood, that we can come to an understanding of what recent Italian cinema actually is.
Category: Performing Arts

Italian Neorealism And Global Cinema

Author : Laura E. Ruberto
ISBN : 0814333249
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume addresses the influence of Italian neorealist films on world cinema well beyond the post-World War II period associated with the movement.
Category: Performing Arts

Fascism In Italian Cinema Since 1945

Author : G. Lichtner
ISBN : 9781137316622
Genre : Social Science
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From neorealism's resolve to Berlusconian revisionist melodramas, this book examines cinema's role in constructing memories of Fascist Italy. Italian cinema has both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of Fascism, reinforcing or challenging stereotypes, remembering selectively and silently forgetting the most shameful pages of Italy's history.
Category: Social Science

A Cinema Of Poetry

Author : Joseph Luzzi
ISBN : 9781421412962
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian film studies into dialogue with fields outside its usual purview by showing how films can contribute to our understanding of aesthetic questions that stretch back to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation between film and literature, especially the cinematic adaptation of literary sources and, more generally, the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and modern Italian culture. The book balances theoretical inquiry with close readings of films by the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's study is the first to show how Italian filmmakers address such crucial aesthetic issues as the nature of the chorus, the relation between symbol and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and the place of poetry in cinematic expression—what Pasolini called the "cinema of poetry." While Luzzi establishes how certain qualities of film—its link with technological processes, capacity for mass distribution, synthetic virtues (and vices) as the so-called total art—have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry also explores what is specific to the Italian art film and, more broadly, Italian cinematic history. In other words, what makes this version of the art film recognizably "Italian"?
Category: Performing Arts

The New Face Of Political Cinema

Author : Martin O'Shaughnessy
ISBN : 0857456903
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since 1995 there has been a widespread return of commitment to French cinema taking it to a level unmatched since the heady days following 1968. But this new wave of political film is very different and urgently calls out for an analysis that will account for its development, its formal characteristics and its originality. This is what this book provides. It engages with leading directors such as Cantet, Tavernier, Dumont, Kassovitz, Zonca and Guédiguian, takes in a range of less well known but important figures and strays across the Belgian border to engage with the seminal work of the Dardenne brothers. It shows how the works discussed are helping to reinvent political cinema by finding stylistic and narrative strategies adequate to the contemporary context.
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A Companion To Eastern European Cinemas

Author : Anikó Imre
ISBN : 9781118294352
Genre : Performing Arts
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A Companion to Eastern European Cinemas showcasestwenty-five essays written by established and emerging filmscholars that trace the history of Eastern European cinemas andoffer an up-to-date assessment of post-socialist filmcultures. Showcases critical historical work and up-to-date assessmentsof post-socialist film cultures Features consideration of lesser known areas of study, such asAlbanian and Baltic cinemas, popular genre films, cross-nationaldistribution and aesthetics, animation and documentary Places the cinemas of the region in a European and globalcontext Resists the Cold War classification of Eastern European cinemasas “other” art cinemas by reconnecting them with themain circulation of film studies Includes discussion of such films as Taxidermia, ElPerro Negro, 12:08 East of Bucharest Big Tõll, andBreakfast on the Grass and explores the work of directorsincluding Tamás Almási, Walerian Borowczyk, RomanPolanski, Jerzy Skolimowski, Andrzej ¯u³awski, and KarelVachek amongst many others
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Masculinity And Italian Cinema

Author : Sergio Rigoletto
ISBN : 9780748654550
Genre : Social Science
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Headline: A study of how Italian films re-envisage male identity in response to sexual liberationBlurb: Italian cinema has traditionally used the trope of an inadequate man in crisis to reflect on the country's many social and political upheavals. Masculinity and Italian Cinema examines how this preoccupation with male identity becomes especially acute in the 1970s when a set of more diverse and inclusive images of men emerge in response to the rise of feminism and gay liberation. Through an analysis of the way Italian films explore anxieties about male sexuality and femininity, the book shows how such anxieties also intersect with particular preoccupations about national identity and political engagement. This is an essential study-tool to understand the multiple constructions of masculinity in Italian cinema, helping students and researchers to understand the work of some of Italy's most provocative filmmakers.Key Features* Re-examines key Italian films, including Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, Ettore Scola's A Special Day, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Theorem and Lina Wertmuller's The Seduction of Mimi, in the light of gender and queer theory.* Covers the major thematic concerns, genres and stylistic traits of 1970s Italian political cinema* Analyses the broader cultural context of 1970s Italy, including sections on Italian feminism, Gay liberation and the post-'68 social movements.Key Words: Gender; Queer; Body; Gay; Feminism; Pier Paolo Pasolini; Bernardo Bertolucci; Lina Wertmuller; Nanni Moretti; Federico Fellini; Ettore Scola; Marco Ferreri.
Category: Social Science