Popular Italian Cinema

Popular Italian Cinema

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.

Author: Louis Bayman

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230300163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 249

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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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Popular Italian Cinema

Popular Italian Cinema

With striking insights into the links between popular culture and politics, this book will be indispensable for specialists in film and media studies, Italian and cultural studies, as well as social history.

Author: Flavia Brizio-Skov

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857720979

Category: History

Page: 320

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With its monsters, vampires and cowboys, Italian popular culture in the postwar period has generally been dismissed as a form of evasion or escapism. Here, four international scholars re-examine and reinterpret the era to show that popular Italian cinema was not only in tune with contemporary political and social trends, it also presaged the turmoil and rebellion of the 1960s and 1970s. Through a perceptive analysis of the cultural and political atmosphere of the times, we come to see how the changes wrought by modernization, urbanization, the rise of consumerism and the sexual revolution were reflected in popular cinema. The 'sword and sandal' film, based on Greco-Roman mythology and starring body-builders, was linked to the increasing conservatism and growing politicization of Italian film and society. Anxieties unleashed by the sexual revolution found expression in horror films and in the spaghetti western, particularly in violence against women, as a result of growing male anxiety towards female emancipation and a crisis in the prevailing patriarchal order. Comedy Italian-style re-worked the impact of the economic boom and a consumerist lifestyle, as a new middle-class recognized itself at the cinema. Together, this array of cinematic visions conveyed a plurality of messages that ranged from the more conservative and pro-establishment to the more rebellious and pro-revolutionary, at the same time that they responded to the emotional needs of an emerging mass audience and offered ways of binding together an increasingly distressed social order. With striking insights into the links between popular culture and politics, Popular Italian Cinema will be indispensable for specialists in film and media studies, Italian and cultural studies, as well as social history.
Categories: History

A New Guide to Italian Cinema

A New Guide to Italian Cinema

This book is a complete reworking and update of Marga Cottino-Jones' popular A Student's Guide to Italian Film (1983, 1993) .

Author: C. Celli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230601826

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

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This book is a complete reworking and update of Marga Cottino-Jones' popular A Student's Guide to Italian Film (1983, 1993) . This guide retains earlier editions' interest in renowned films and directors but is also attentive to the popular films which achieved box office success among the public.
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A New Guide to Italian Cinema

A New Guide to Italian Cinema

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Author: Carlo Celli

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1403975655

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 234

View: 150

This book is a complete reworking and update of Marga Cottino-Jones' popular A Student's Guide to Italian Film (1983, 1993) . This guide retains earlier editions' interest in renowned films and directors but is also attentive to the popular films which achieved box office success among the public.
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Recent Italian Cinema

Recent Italian Cinema

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.

Author: Tiziana Ferrero Regis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848760851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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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.
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Italian Cinema

Italian Cinema

Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, this volume charts the history of Italian cinema from the silent age to the present.

Author: Mary Wood

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1845201620

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 260

View: 288

Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, this volume charts the history of Italian cinema from the silent age to the present. It highlights the work of classic directors such as Fellini and Rossellini, and explores the interaction between art and popular cinema.
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A History of Italian Cinema

A History of Italian Cinema

A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >

Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441160690

Category: Social Science

Page: 684

View: 594

A History of Italian Cinema is the only comprehensive and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language >
Categories: Social Science

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image

The appearance in the film of popular Neapolitan stars Eduardo, Totò, Titina De
Filippo, and Dante Maggio doubtless contributed to its success. Yet it is
interesting to note that the film remains outside any canon of postwar Italian
cinema, ...

Author: Joseph Luzzi

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441186423

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 440

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In this comprehensive guide, some of the world's leading scholars consider the issues, films, and filmmakers that have given Italian cinema its enduring appeal. Readers will explore the work of such directors as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Roberto Rossellini as well as a host of subjects including the Italian silent screen, the political influence of Fascism on the movies, lesser known genres such as the giallo (horror film) and Spaghetti Western, and the role of women in the Italian film industry. Italian Cinema from the Silent Screen to the Digital Image explores recent developments in cinema studies such as digital performance, the role of media and the Internet, neuroscience in film criticism, and the increased role that immigrants are playing in the nation's cinema.
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A Companion to Italian Cinema

A Companion to Italian Cinema

“The Italian Sword‐and‐Sandal Film from Fabiola to Hercules and the Captive
Women: Texts and Contexts.” In Popular Italian Cinema: Culture and Politics in a
Postwar Society, edited by F. Brizio‐Skov, 17–51. London: I.B. Tauris. Creed, B.

Author: Frank Burke

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119043997

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 648

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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
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Directory of World Cinema

Directory of World Cinema

Winner of the 11th season of American Idol -- aka, the last season to feature Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez as judges -- Phillip Phillips doesn't strictly seem like a pop star, probably because he doesn't sing pop music.

Author: Louis Bayman

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504001

Category: Art

Page: 296

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While Italian cinema has long been popular with international audiences, 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 context for Italian cinema’s key aspects, from political radicalism to opera, from the art house to popular cinema. 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 the 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.
Categories: Art

Italian National Cinema

Italian National Cinema

In the first comprehensive study of Italian cinema from 1886-1996, Pierre Sorlin explores the changing relationship of Italian cinema and Italian society and asks whether the national cinema really does represent Italian interests and ...

Author: Pierre Sorlin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134817771

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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From such films as La Dolce Vita and Bicycle Thieves to Cinema Paradiso and Dear Diary, Italian cinema has provided striking images of Italy as a nation and a people. In the first comprehensive study of Italian cinema from 1886-1996, Pierre Sorlin explores the changing relationship of Italian cinema and Italian society and asks whether the national cinema really does represent Italian interests and culture.
Categories: Social Science

The Companion to Italian Cinema

The Companion to Italian Cinema

On Italian cinema Essential reading for students and followers of Italian Film, this book is a concise and authoritative work of reference offering comprehensive coverage of Italian cinema through the entire century of its development.

Author: British Film Institute Staff

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UCSC:32106016178565

Category: History

Page: 168

View: 642

On Italian cinema
Categories: History

Italian Cinema Audiences

Italian Cinema Audiences

Based on the AHRC-funded project 'Italian Cinema Audiences 1945-60', Italian Cinema Audiences: Histories and Memories of Cinema-going in Post-war Italy draws upon the rich data collected by the project team (160 video interviews and 1000+ ...

Author: Daniela Treveri Gennari

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

ISBN: 1501347683

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

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We know a lot about the directors and stars of Italian cinema's heyday, from Roberto Rossellini to Sophia Loren. But what do we know about the Italian audiences that went to see their films? Based on the AHRC-funded project 'Italian Cinema Audiences 1945-60', Italian Cinema Audiences: Histories and Memories of Cinema-going in Post-war Italy draws upon the rich data collected by the project team (160 video interviews and 1000+ written questionnaires gathered from Italians aged 65 and over; archival material related to cinema distribution, exhibition and programming, box-office figures, and critical discussions of cinema from film journals and popular magazines of the period). For the first time, cinema's role in everyday Italian life, and its affective meaning when remembered by older people, are enriched with industrial analyses of the booming Italian film sector of the period, as well as contextual data from popular and specialized magazines.
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Stardom Italian Style

Stardom  Italian Style

The definitive book on stardom in Italian cinema

Author: Marcia Landy

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124006755

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

View: 553

The definitive book on stardom in Italian cinema
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Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film

Traumatic Encounters in Italian Film

4 The postmodern Real: notes on the return of oedipus One of the recurrent
narrative themes in new Italian cinema is the ... di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves,
1948) to La vita e bella (Life is Beautiful, 1997) — a number of recent popular
Italian films ...

Author: Fabio Vighi

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841501406

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 201

View: 241

Bringing together film & psychoanalysis, this book excavates the repressed knowledge that lurks in the subconscious structure of the film narrative. It explores the relationship between filmmaking & its subliminal underside by locating & reading elusive traces of the subconscious.
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Italian Cinema

Italian Cinema

The trends in commercial film - making have been reflected in the popular cycles
of films that have appeared within the Italian industry since the late 1950s ; for
example , the peplum , ' the giallo , ' and the Western . Kim Newman has noted ...

Author: William Hope

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039102826

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 278

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"This book explores the evolution of Italian cinema over the last twenty years, with particular reference to modern masterpieces such as Tornatore's Oscar-winning Nuovo cinema paradiso. The volume focuses on the work of some of the most prominent directors of recent times, combining an auteurist perspective with an incisive overview of the most important thematic and stylistic developments in modern Italian film-making." --book cover.
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The Cinema of Italy

The Cinema of Italy

MARIO CAMERINI , ITALY , 1932 Gli uomini che mascalzoni ( Men , What
Rascals !, 1932 ) is a pivotal film for understanding the rise of the popular Italian
cinema in the pre - World War Two years . Directed by Mario Camerini , Men ,
What ...

Author: Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 1903364981

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 271

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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.
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Beyond the Latin Lover

Beyond the Latin Lover

In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.

Author: Jacqueline Reich

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253216443

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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Marcello Mastroianni is considered by many to be the consummate symbol of Italian masculinity. In this work, Jacqueline Reich goes behind the popular image to reveal a figure at odds with and out of place in the unstable political, social and sexual climate of post-war Italy.
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Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western

Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western

Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009.

Author: Austin Fisher

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781848855786

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph.D.)--Royal Holloway, University of London, 2009.
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Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema

Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema

This volume captures the intelligence, passion, aesthetic flair, and occasionally fiery temperament of this important filmmaker.

Author: Antonio Vitti

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802071414

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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One of the founding fathers of the Neo-realist movement and a Communist dedicated to populist filmmaking, Guiseppe De Santis (b. 1917) has been a significant force in Italian cinema. In spite of his crucial contribution De Santis has received little critical recognition and his work has been largely excluded from the canon of traditional cinematic teaching. In this first book-length study of De Santis, Antonio Vitti explores the filmmaker's life and work, and addresses why he has been marginalized as a result of the politics of critical reception in Italian cinema and within the academy. Through critical analysis of such films as Riso amaro (Bitter Rice), Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi ( No Peace Among the Olives), and Cesta Duga Godinu Dana (The One-Year-Long Road), Vitti offers an informative profile of a director who refused to compromise what were often unpopular political and aesthetic principles. De Santis emerged as a strong opponent of government censorship in Fascist Italy and strove throughout his career to remain faithful to his political objectives: to create a genuine popular narrative voice, and to offer, through filmmaking, a form of entertainment for the masses and a means of promoting social and political change. At the same time, possessed of considerable technical abilities and a passion for formalized beauty and sensuality, De Santis resisted the rigid rules for socio-realistic representation dictated by the Soviet Union. He conformed neither to the mainstream nor to the leftist critical expectations of his day. He anticipated, in his own critical approach, the direction of contemporary film theory, and focused on the role of the medium itself as a means of mass communication and a repository of collective imagination. Vitti draws on his extensive personal interviews with De Santis as well as on the latter's previously unpublished writings. This volume captures the intelligence, passion, aesthetic flair, and occasionally fiery temperament of this important filmmaker.
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