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New Guide to Italian Cinema

ISBN-10: 1403975655
ISBN-13: 9781403975652
Edition: 2007
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Description: A New Guide to Italian Cinema, with co-author Carlo Celli, 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 6/6/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 234
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

A New Guide to Italian Cinema, with co-author Carlo Celli, 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 popular cinema, the films which actually achieved box office success among the Italian public. The Guide introduces the Italian cinema not just as a 20th century phenomenon but as an expression of the deeper roots of Italy's historic, cultural and literary past. Chapters offer historical timelines and commentary on political and cultural events and trends, followed by discussion of the Italian cinema industry and key films. Appendices offer guides to writing about film, statistical data of Italian box office history and short biographies and filmographies of important directors. The aim of the book is to provide the cinephile, student, teacher, or fan with a guide where points of interest may be identified and studied with clarity.

Carlo Celli is Assistant Professor of Italian and Film Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Carlo Celliis Associate Professor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Marga Cottino-Jonestaught at the Department of Italian at UCLA from 1961 to 1998.

Preface and Acknowledgements
Remote History
Italy from Unification to World War I
The Cultural Scene
Origins of Italian Cinema
Giovanni Pastrone's Cabiria and Gabriele D'Annunzio
Divismo
The Fascist Years (1922-43)
The Cultural Scene
Film in Fascist Italy
Alessandro Blasetti
Mario Camerini and White Telephone Comedies
Precursors of Neorealism
World War II
The Cultural and Literary Roots of Neorealism
Neorealism in Film
Roberto Rossellini and Open City (1945)
Reconstruction and the Late '40s
Film: The Late 1940s
The 1950s
The Development of Neorealism
The Visconti-Fellini Debate
De Sica, Television, and Popular Film in the 1950s
The Early 1960s
The Economic Boom
Itahan Cinema Boom
Commedia all'italiana (Comedy Italian Style)
The Spaghetti Western of Sergio Leone
The Later 1960s
Art Cinema
Roberto Rossellini
Luchino Visconti
Federico Fellini
Michelangelo Antonioni
Vittorio De Sica
Art Cinema Newcomers
Pier Paolo Pasolini
Bernardo Bertolucci
The 1970s
Film and Television in the 1970s and 1980s
Comedies and Popular Cinema in the 1970s
Political Film/Instant Movie
The Poliziesco Crime Genre
The Heirs to Italian Art Cinema
The 1980s and 1990s: A Changing Society
The "New Italian Cinema"
A Nostalgic Narrative
Benigni's La vita e bella
The Next Millennium
The Cultural Scene
Italian Cinema in the New Millennium
Short Introduction to Film Study
Box Office
The Major Directors
Italian Political Parties
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

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