By (author) Mary P. Wood
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Italian Cinema by Mary P. Wood
Book DescriptionItalian Cinema presents an overview and analysis of one of the most prolific and influential of national cinemas. Italian film has always drawn on a wide range of popular themes - from ancient history to the mafia, the family, the Risorgimento, terrorism, corruption and immigration - and on an equally diverse range of film genres - from comedy to westerns, horror, soft-porn, epics and thrillers. Commercial constraints, state and European funding, international competition, as much as cultural and political trends, have all influenced the sorts of film that get made and exported. Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, Italian Cinema presents a history from silent to contemporary film. As well as illuminating the work of classic directors such as Visconti, Fellini, Rossellini, Antonioni and Rosi, the book explores the interaction between art and popular cinema, visual style and spectacle, space and architecture, gender representations and politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845201616
(254mm x 178mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Outlining the artistic, cultural, technical and commercial context of film, 'Italian Cinema' presents a history from silent to contemporary film.
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Author Biography - Mary P. Wood
Mary P. Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London
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