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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


Chapter 3

Louis Bayman

in The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748656424
eISBN:
9781474400947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748656424.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the profusion of mass cultural forms that characterised post-war Italy, and how their incorporation into Italian film melodrama contributes towards making it a distinctly hybrid ... More


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