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Italian Film examines the extraordinary cinematic tradition of Italy, from the silent era to the present. Analyzing film within the framework of Italy's historical, social, political, and cultural evolution during the twentieth century, Marcia Landy traces the construction of a coherent national cinema and its changes over time. Her study traces how social institutions--school, family, the Church--as well as Italian notions of masculinity and femininity are dealt with in cinema and how they are central to the conceptions (and misconceptions) of national identity.Read more
- First in a major new series, National Film Traditions
- Innovative treatment of the conception of national cinema
- Focus on a wide range (and detailed discussion) of film forms from art films to popular commercial films
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- Date Published: May 2012
- format: Fully Digital
- isbn: 9781139244237
- contains: 80 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
1. Early cinema attractions
2. National history as retrospective illusion
3. Challenging the folklore romance
4. Comedy and the cinematic machine
5. The urban landscape, before and after Neorealism
6. Gramsci and Italian cinema
7. History and the Italian Western
8. The cinematic family and the nation
9. A cinema of childhood
10. The Folklore of femininity and stardom
11. Conversion, impersonation, and masculinity
12. Cinema on cinema and television.
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