9780415962872

Post-War Italian Cinema: American Intervention, Vatican Interests

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415962872

  • ISBN10:

    0415962870

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-17
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

This book focuses on the involvement of the United States and the Vatican in the Italian film industry between 1945 and 1960. Gennari analyzes the tensions between economic (film industry), political (government) and ideological pressures.

Table of Contents

You Can Be Like Us: American Intervention in Italian Reconstruction
Roman Catholicism, Americanism and Americanisation: Ideology, Politics and Cultural Propaganda
The State, Cinema Legislation and American Interests
Endemic Propaganda: Catholic Production, Exhibition and Criticism
Dispelling the Myth: The Popularity of American and Italian Cinema in Post-War Italy and the Response of the Catholic Church
Gender Roles, the Church and the Allure of Modernity in American and Italian Films
Conclusions
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