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The Cinema of Italy : 24 Frames - Giorgio Bertellini

Paperback Published: 30th December 2004
ISBN: 9781903364987
Number Of Pages: 271
For Ages: 22+ years old

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The Cinema of Italy, a new addition to the 24 Frames series, looks at the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture. Spanning almost a century of film productions and organised chronologically, the volume examines recurring thematic and stylistic features. Together with the crucial lessons of such neorealist masterpieces as Rossellini'sPaisan and De Sica's Bicycle Thieves, The Cinema of Italy looks at how Italian cinema has dealt - before and since neorealism - with the nation's past and present history (1860, Senso, The Conformist, Lamerica), with the so-called Southern question (Assunta Spina, Salvatore Giuliano, Padre Padrone), as well as with modern configurations of work-life and gender relationships through the films of Olmi, Pasolini, Antonioni, Cavani and Wertmuller. The Cinema of Italy also considers the very personal, but never politically apathetic works of Fellini, Ferreri and Moretti and reserves a special attention to those film-makers (Argento and Leone) whose cinema directly addresses such international film genres as horror and western.

This wide-ranging anthology will encourage those interested in Italian film to explore further.

Notes on Contributorsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Prefacep. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Gli Uomini Che Mascalzoni / Men, What Rascals!p. 11
1860: I Mille Di Garibaldi / 1860: The Thousand of Garibaldip. 21
Paisa / Paisanp. 31
Ladri Di Biciclette / The Bicycle Thievesp. 43
Riso Amaro / Bitter Ricep. 53
Sensop. 63
La Stradap. 73
La Ciociara / Two Womenp. 83
Rocco E I Suoi Fratelli / Rocco and His Brothersp. 93
Accattonep. 103
Divorzio All'Italiana / Divorce, Italian Stylep. 113
Il Posto / The Jobp. 123
Salvatore Giulianop. 133
Otto E Mezzo / 8 1/2p. 143
Deserto Rosso / Red Desertp. 153
Per Un Pugno Di Dollari / A Fistful of Dollarsp. 163
Il Conformista / The Conformistp. 173
Film D'Amore E D'Anarchia / Love and Anarchyp. 183
La Grande Abbuffata / La Grande Bouffep. 193
Il Portiere Di Notte / The Night Porterp. 203
Profondo Rosso / Deep Redp. 213
Padre Padrone / Father and Masterp. 225
Caro Diaro / Dear Diaryp. 235
Lamericap. 245
Filmographyp. 255
Bibliographyp. 263
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ISBN: 9781903364987
ISBN-10: 1903364981
Series: 24 Frames
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 30th December 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 18.95  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.66

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