Comedy Italian Style
The Golden Age of Italian Film Comedies
By (author) Remi Fournier Lanzoni
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Comedy Italian Style by Remi Fournier Lanzoni
Book Description"Comedy Italian Style" is an essential guide to the glorious works and filmmakers who make the world laugh with them. It is for all lovers of enduring, wry, over-the-top, side-splitting humor on film. "Comedy Italian Style" "officially" known as commedia all'italiana, served as a national cinematographic patrimony for some and a satirical outlook on the economic boom years for others. In truth, it functioned as the principal economic engine of the Italian-film industry.For in many ways, Italy and Italians, are best known through these works of biting humor and incredible grace. The landmark comedies are those of the 1960s and 1970s, when the political soil helped germinate a new society. But this radiant tradition is not contained within two decades; it started in the days before Neorealism and is continued well into the 21st century.Above all, now readily available on DVD and no longer the sole property of esoteric museum collections or art houses, these movies are terrific fun.Internationally acclaimed, from the work of Dino Risi ("The Monsters"), Mario Monicelli ("The Great War"), and Pietro Germi ("Divorce-Italian Style"), the high-water mark and high-wire act of commedia all'Italiana - its influence and tradition - are here explored through filmmakers as disparate as Federico Fellini ("8 1/2", "Amarcord"), Ettore Scola ("The Terrace"), Lina Wertmueller ("Swept Away"), Roberto Benigni ("Johnny Stecchino"), and many others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826418227
(216mm x 138mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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"An all-encompassing history of French motion pictures and cinematographic trends chronologically from 1895 to the present"--
French Comedy on Screen, Hardback (October 2014)
French comedy films occupy a specific cultural space and are influenced by national traditions and shared cultural references, but at the same time they have always been difficult to classify. This book investigates the different methods in which these comedies textually inscribed and exemplified a variety of cultural and historical landmarks.
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A guide to the glorious works and filmmakers who make the world laugh with them. It is suitable for those lovers of enduring, wry, over-the-top, side-splitting humor on film.
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Author Biography - Remi Fournier Lanzoni
Remi Fournier Lanzoni, author of French Cinema: From Its Beginnings to the Present, also published by Continuum International, is associate professor of French and Italian at Elon University, North Carolina.
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