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Italian 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 Details

ISBN: 9781845201623
ISBN-10: 1845201620
Format: Paperback
(244mm x 170mm x 14mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Mary P. Wood

Mary P. Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London

Books By Author Mary P. Wood

Italian Cinema by Mary P. Wood

Italian Cinema

Hardback, June 2005
$117.00