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Directory of World Cinema: Italy

While Italian cinema has long been popular with international audiences, a surprising unfamiliarity remains regarding the rich traditions from which its most fascinating moments arose. Directory of World Cinema: Italy aims to offer a wide film and cultural context for Italian cinema’s key aspects, from political radicalism to opera, from the art house to popular cinema. Essays by leading academics about prominent genres, directors, and themes provide insight into the cinema of Italy and are bolstered by reviews of significant titles. From the silent spectacle to the giallo, the spaghetti western to the neorealist masterworks of Rossellini, this book offers a comprehensive historical sweep of Italian cinema that will appeal to film scholars and cinephiles alike.

296 pages | 50 color plates | 7 x 10 | © 2011

Directory of World Cinema

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Table of Contents

Introduction by the Editor
Film of the Year I: lo sono l’amore
Film of the Year II: Le quattro volte
Industry Spotlight: Valerio Jalongo Interview
Cultural Crossover: Opera and Cinema
    Federico Fellini
    Nanni Moretti

Silent Cinema
Gothic Horror
Spaghetti Western
Political Cinema
Contemporary Cinema

Recommended Reading
Online Resources
Test Your Knowledge
Notes on Contributors

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