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Italy: Cinema and Television: Collaborators and Threat

Luisa Cigognetti and Pierre Sorlin

in European Cinemas in the Television Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623082
eISBN:
9780748651122
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623082.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

For a long time, television was blamed for weakening the Italian cinema and reducing it to a very limited part in public entertainment. According to an Order in Council of 1947, radio, and later ... More


New Neapolitan Cinema

Alex Marlow-Mann

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640669
eISBN:
9780748651214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Vito and the Others (1991), Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992) and Libera (1993), the debuts of three young Neapolitan filmmakers, stood out dramatically from the landscape of Italian cinema ... More


Mapping the Hybrid European Road: French Connections, European Traditions and American Influence?

Michael Gott

in French-language Road Cinema: Borders, Diasporas, Migration and 'New Europe'

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748698677
eISBN:
9781474421966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748698677.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter set the stage for an exploration of contemporary French-language European road movies by tracing the interwoven lines of the tradition in its American and European iterations back to the ... More


Pietro Germi, Hybridity and the Roots of the Italo-Western

Pasquale Iannone

in Spaghetti Westerns at the Crossroads: Studies in Relocation, Transition and Appropriation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748695454
eISBN:
9781474421942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695454.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines Western tropes in Italian cinema's ‘neorealist’ phase. Taking as key case studies In the Name of the Law (In nome della legge, Pietro Germi, 1949) and The Bandit of Tacca del ... More


The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama

Louis Bayman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748656424
eISBN:
9781474400947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656424.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After the war audiences filled Italian cinemas to watch films of passion and pathos. Highly emotional and consciously theatrical, these melodramas posed moral questions with stylish flair, and ... More


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