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Epilogue: Dante and Early Italian Cinema: The 1911 Milano-Films Inferno and Italian Nationalism

Nick Havely

in Dante in the Long Nineteenth Century: Nationality, Identity, and Appropriation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199584628
eISBN:
9780191739095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584628.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter revisits Italy and turns to Dante on screen. It considers the role of early Italian cinema, giving particular attention to the cultural and political contexts of the 1911 Milano-Films ... More


Sovereign Consumption: Italian Americans’ Transnational Film Culture in 1920s New York City

Giorgio Bertellini

in Making Italian America: Consumer Culture and the Production of Ethnic Identities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256235
eISBN:
9780823261741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256235.003.0005
Subject:
History, Economic History

Italian-produced films found a vast audience in New York City theaters, encompassing motives of emotional longing and diasporic nationalism among immigrant spectators well into the 1920s. The essay ... More


Nostalgic Gangsters and the Mafia Filone

Austin Fisher

in Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474411721
eISBN:
9781474464727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines a filone of mafia films that proliferated in Italy between 1972 and 1974, and analyses how they inherit, recycle and perpetuate a number of pre-existing popular myths that frame ... More


Importing Neorealism, Exporting Cinema: Indian Cinema and Film Festivals in the 1950s

Neepa Majumdar

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores 1950s discussions of realism in India as catalyzed by what filmmakers and audiences described as the eye-opening experience of watching the three Italian neorealist films that ... More


Italian Crime Films and the Years of Lead

Austin Fisher

in Blood in the Streets: Histories of Violence in Italian Crime Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474411721
eISBN:
9781474464727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411721.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter places Italy's 1970s within a broad continuum in post-war Western Europe, in which wartime schisms were silenced and shelved, only to reappear decades later into a transformed cultural ... More


Black Sunday

Martyn Conterio

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733834
eISBN:
9781800342156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733834.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Despite its reputation as one of the greatest and most influential of all horror films, there is surprisingly little literature dedicated to Mario Bava's Black Sunday (1960), and this work is the ... More


An Aesthetics of Aggression: German Fascist vs. Classical Hollywood Melodrama

Laura Heins

in Nazi Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037740
eISBN:
9780252095023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037740.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to delineate the generic and aesthetic differences between film melodrama in Third Reich and classical Hollywood cinema, and to a lesser extent, between German and Italian ... More


The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Domietta Torlasco

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This book interrogates the relationship between time and vision as it emerges in five Italian films from the 1960s and 1970s: Antonioni's Blow-Up and The Passenger, Bertolucci's The Spider's ... More


The Women of Ercole

Arthur J. Pomeroy

in Ancient Greek Women in Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678921
eISBN:
9780191760259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678921.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Le fatiche di Ercole (1958) initiated a line of Italian adventure films set in the ancient world and turned their body-builder protagonists into stars. Their female love ... More


From Italian Neorealism to New Latin American Cinema: Ruptures and Continuities during the 1960s

Mariano Mestman

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the influence of Italian postwar neorealist films on the so-called New Latin American Cinema (NLAC) of the 1960s, and narrates a story that goes from the 1950s cinema of ... More


Epilogue: Neorealism, Cinema of Poetry, and Italian Contemporary Cinema

Silvia Carlorosi

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks at examples of neorealism in recent Italian cinema. It focuses on two films—Andrea and Antonio Frazzi’s Certi bambini (A Children’s Story, 2004), and Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra ... More


‘A more permanent world’: Quo vadis (1951), Runaway Production, and the Internationalization of Hollywood

Jonathan Stubbs

in The Novel of Neronian Rome and its Multimedial Transformations: Sienkiewicz's Quo vadis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867531
eISBN:
9780191904318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867531.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter traces the long production history of Quo Vadis at MGM, beginning in the mid-1930s and including an unsuccessful attempt to bring Sienkiewicz’s novel to the screen during the Second ... More


Bava Goes Fashion

Roberto Curti and Roberto Curti

in Devil’s Advocates

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Mario Bava's seventh official solo feature film as a director, a present-day thriller set in the world of high fashion titled The Atelier of Death (L'atelier della morte). It ... More


Introduction

in The Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758024
eISBN:
9780804786775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758024.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about crime in Italian films in the early 1960s and late 1970s. It explores the phenomenology and provides a psychoanalysis of ... More


Blood and Black Lace

Roberto Curti

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781911325932
eISBN:
9781800342538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325932.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) is a legendary title, and is commonly considered as the archetypal giallo. A murder mystery about a faceless and menacing killer stalking the premises of a ... More


Spectres of War in Cannibal Holocaust

Calum Waddell

in Cannibal Holocaust

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325116
eISBN:
9781800342583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325116.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal Holocaust as the first of the Italian flesh-eating films since Man from Deep River that was shot in the same area of Leticia, Columbia in which its ... More


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