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Cinema and Fascism Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943

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ISBN-10: 0520253566

ISBN-13: 9780520253568

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven Ricci

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This study considers Italian filmmaking during the fascist era and offers an original and revealing approach to the interwar years. Steven Ricci directly confronts a long-standing dilemma faced by cultural historians: while made during a period of totalitarian government, these films are neither propagandistic nor openly "fascist." Instead, the Italian fascist regime attempted to build ideological consensus by erasing markers of class and regional difference and by circulating terms for an imaginary national identity by recycling themes of Roman antiquity and the Italian Renaissance. Historical memory of fascist culture has been repressed for decades.Cinema and Fascisminvestigates the…    
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Book details

List price: $34.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Amnesia and Historical Memory "Soulless Shadows": The Cinema under Fascism Didn't Exist Cinema and Industrialization Cinema and National Identity
The Political Economy of Italian Cinema, 1922-1943 Fascism Makes Cinematic History The Impact of the Regime's Regulation(s)
Leisure Time, Historiography, and Spectatorship Fascist Sports: Historical Narration and the National Body Travel, Pleasure, and Class Difference
Italy and America: Fascination and (R<$$$>