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Characteristics and Functions of the Neapolitan Formula

Alex Marlow-Mann

in New Neapolitan Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640669
eISBN:
9780748651214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Traditionally, Neapolitan cinema in Italy has been identified primarily with two genres: comedy and melodrama. Neapolitan comedy derives from a rich stage tradition and is exemplified by the work of ... More


Estranei alla massa: the New Neapolitan Cinema and the Crisis of Napoletanità

Alex Marlow-Mann

in New Neapolitan Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640669
eISBN:
9780748651214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Estranei alla massa (literally ‘outside the crowd’ or ‘beyond the masses’) is the title of an interesting documentary directed by Vincenzo Marra in 2001, which depicts the everyday lives of seven ... More


Gold and Dust: Hybridity, Postmodernism and the Legacy of Neapolitan Narrative

Alex Marlow-Mann

in New Neapolitan Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640669
eISBN:
9780748651214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Antonio Capuano's Polvere di Napoli (The Dust of Naples, 1998) explicitly invites interpretation in relation to one of the key representations of Naples — Giuseppe Marotta's collection of stories, ... More


Conclusion

Alex Marlow-Mann

in New Neapolitan Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640669
eISBN:
9780748651214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book has suggested that the Neapolitan Formula (NF), with its fixed narrative conventions and stereotypical use of readily identifiable locations, was largely responsible for the creation of the ... More


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