A History of Italian Cinema

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/12/2009
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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Italian Cinema is the only complete and up-to-date book on the subjectavailable anywhere, in any language. New coverage from 1989 to the present includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Be

Author Biography

Peter Bondanella is the author of the groundbreaking Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the Present, Hollywood Italians and many other books and translations. He is presently Distinguished Professor of Italian, Indiana University.

Table of Contents

The Silent Era
The Coming of Sound and the Fascist Era
The Neorealist Era: Masters of Neorealism—Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti
The Neorealist Era: Exploring the Boundaries of Neorealism
The Neorealist Era: The Break With Neorealism, the Cinema of the Reconstruction in Rossellini and Antonioni, Fellini's Trilogy of Character and Grace; and the Return of Melodrama with Visconti and De Sica
The Italian "Peplum": The Sword and Sandal Epic
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Commedia all'italiana—Comedy and Social Criticism
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Neorealism's Legacy to a New Generation and the Political Film
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Mateur Auteurs—New Dimensions of Film Narrative in Visconti, Antonioni, De Sica, and Fellini
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Spaghetti Nightmare—the Italian Horror Film from the 1950s to the Present
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: A Fistful of Pasta—Sergio Leone and the Spaghetti Western
The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Mystery, Gore, and Mayhem—the Italian Giallo XIII. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Myth, Marx, and Freud in Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci
The Poliziesco: Italian Crime Films from the 1970s to the Present
The Old Guard Never Surrenders: Italy's Prewar Auteurs in the 1980s and 1990s
The Third Wave: A New Generation of Auteurs with Moretti, Nichetti, Trosi, Salvatores, Benigni, Tornatore, Giordana, Amelio, and Ozpetek
Italian Cinema Enters the Third Millennium
List of photo credits
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