A History of Italian Cinema

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-10-12
  • 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

Table of Contents

I. The Silent Era    
II. The Coming of Sound and the Fascist Era   

III. The Neorealist Era: Masters of Neorealism—Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti 

IV. The Neorealist Era: Exploring the Boundaries of Neorealism 

V. 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 

VI. The Italian "Peplum": The Sword and Sandal Epic    

VII. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Commedia all'italiana—Comedy and Social Criticism      

VIII. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Neorealism's Legacy to a New Generation and the Political Film      

IX. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Mateur Auteurs—New Dimensions of Film Narrative in Visconti, Antonioni, De Sica, and Fellini   

X. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Spaghetti Nightmare—the Italian Horror Film from the 1950s to the Present     

XI. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: A Fistful of Pasta—Sergio Leone and the Spaghetti Western      

XII.  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      

XIV. The Poliziesco: Italian Crime Films from the 1970s to the Present   

XV. The Old Guard Never Surrenders: Italy's Prewar Auteurs in the 1980s and 1990s

XVI. The Third Wave: A New Generation of Auteurs with Moretti, Nichetti, Trosi, Salvatores, Benigni, Tornatore, Giordana, Amelio, and Ozpetek 

XVII. Italian Cinema Enters the Third Millennium




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