Italian Industrial Literature and Film

This book explores the representation of industrial labor in Italian literature and film from the 1950s through the 1970s.

Author: Jim Carter

Publisher: Peter Lang Limited, International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1788745981

Category: Italian literature

Page: 380

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This book explores the representation of industrial labor in Italian literature and film from the 1950s through the 1970s. Italian literature and film are shown to interpret - and influence - developments in labor during this period, from agriculture to industry to information technologies.
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Landscapes in Between

Landscapes in Between analyses Italian authors and filmmakers who turn to interstitial landscapes as productive models for coming to terms with the modified natural environment.

Author: Monica Seger

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442649194

Category: Ecology in literature

Page: 196

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Landscapes in Between analyses Italian authors and filmmakers who turn to interstitial landscapes as productive models for coming to terms with the modified natural environment.
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The Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry

The Italian film industry was polycentric and revolved around four cities; these were Rome, Milan, Naples and especially Turin, ... was the historical costume film set during the Risorgimento, and based on theatrical or literary texts.

Author: Marina Nicoli

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317654360

Category: Business & Economics

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Italian cinema triumphed globally in the 1960, with directors such as Rossellini, Fellini, and Leone, and actors like Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni known to audiences around the world. But by the end of the 1980s, the Italian film industry was all but dead. The Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry traces the rise of the industry from its origins in the 19th century to its worldwide success in the 1960s, and its rapid decline in the subsequent decades. It does so by looking at cinema as an institution – subject to the interplay between the spheres of art, business, and politics at the national and international level. By examining the roles of a wide range of stakeholders (including film directors, producers, exhibitors, the public, and the critics) as well as the system of funding and the influence of governments, author Marina Nicoli demonstrates that the Italian film industry succeeded when all three spheres were aligned, but suffered and ultimately failed when they each pursued contradictory objectives. This in-depth case study makes an important contribution to the long-standing debate about promoting and protecting domestic cultures, particularly in the face of culturally dominant and politically- and economically-powerful creative industries from the United States. The Rise and Fall of the Italian Film Industry will be of particular interest to business and economic historians, cinema historians, media specialists, and cultural economists.
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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

outside the emerging film industry, several cultural authorities and critics, from Giovanni Papini and Gualtiero Fabbri to Michele Mastropaolo and Arnaldo Monti, expressed both concern and interest for a number of issues related to the ...

Author: Gaetana Marrone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135455293

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.
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Italian Cinema

The book has been extensively revised and updated, including all-new notes, bibliography, plus videocassette and DVD information.

Author: Peter E. Bondanella

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015050548547

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 546

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Italian Cinema is the only complete and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language. New coverage from 1989 to the present includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful et al.), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Beauty), Franco Zeffirelli (Tea with Mussolini), Michael Radford (The Postman ÝIl postino ̈), Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo), Maurizio Nichetti (The Bicycle Thief et al.), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, The Starmaker), and much more. The book has been extensively revised and updated, including all-new notes, bibliography, plus videocassette and DVD information.
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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies A J

outside the emerging film industry, several cultural authorities and critics, from Giovanni Papini and Gualtiero Fabbri to Michele Mastropaolo and Arnaldo Monti, expressed both concern and interest for a number of issues related to the ...

Author: Gaetana Marrone

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781579583903

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1504

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Containing almost 600 entries, this impressive 2-volume reference presents detailed and authoritative treatment of the field of Italian literature, with attention both to the work and influence of individual writers of all genres and to movements, styles, and critical approaches.
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Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human

Based on interviews with crew members and close readings of the films themselves, Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human theorizes how filmmaking practice—from sound recording to location scouting to managing a production—helps uncover ...

Author: Elena Past

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253039491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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Entangled in the hybrid fields of ecomedia studies and material ecocriticism, Elena Past examines five Italian films shot on location and ponders the complex relationships that the production crews developed with the filming locations and the nonhuman cast members. She uses these films—Red Desert (1964), The Winds Blows Round (2005), Gomorrah (2008), Le quattro volte (2010), and Return to the Aeolian Islands (2010)—as case studies to explore pressing enviornmental questions such as cinema's dependence on hydrocarbons, the toxic waste crisis in the region of Campania, and our reliance on the nonhuman world. Dynamic and unexpected actors emerge as the subjects of each chapter: playful goats, erupting volcanoes, airborne dust particles, fluid petroleum, and even the sound of silence. Based on interviews with crew members and close readings of the films themselves, Italian Ecocinema Beyond the Human theorizes how filmmaking practice—from sound recording to location scouting to managing a production—helps uncover cinema's ecological footprint and its potential to open new perspectives on the nonhuman world.
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The Feminist Encyclopedia of Italian Literature

At this pivotal time in Italian postwar history , when the country was shifting from a predominantly agricultural economy to a modern industrial one , film - viewing became the agent of assimilation for wide segments of the population ...

Author: Rinaldina Russell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313294356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 402

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Entries for authors, works, themes, and other topics trace the feminist response to Italian literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
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Popular High Culture in Italian Media 1950 1970

However, the connection between high culture and literature in film is not covered in the book as a specific theme as it ... David Forgacs, Italian Culture in the Industrial Era, 1880–1980: Cultural Industries, Politics, and the Public ...

Author: Emma Barron

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319909639

Category: History

Page: 337

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When Mona Lisa smiled enigmatically from the cover of the Italian magazine Epoca in 1957, she gazed out at more than three million readers. As Emma Barron argues, her appearance on the cover is emblematic of the distinctive ways that high culture was integrated into Italy’s mass culture boom in the 1950s and 1960s, a period when popular appropriations of literature, fine art and music became a part of the rapidly changing modern Italian identity. Popular magazines ran weekly illustrated adaptations of literary classics. Television brought opera from the opera house into the homes of millions. Readers wrote to intellectuals and artists such as Alberto Moravia, Thomas Mann and Salvatore Quasimodo by the thousands with questions about literature and self-education. Drawing upon new archival material on the demographics of television audiences and magazine readers, this book is an engaging account of how the Italian people took possession of high culture and transformed the modern Italian identity.
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British Qualifications

... and American Literature and European Studies or ics • American Studies ( Art and Film or History or LiteraFilm Studies or French or History or History & Theory of ture ) . Anthropology Applied Psychology Applied Art or Italian or ...

Author: Kogan Page

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749444843

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1002

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The field of professional, academic and vocational qualifications is ever-changing. The new edition of this practical guide provides thorough information on all developments in these areas in the UK. Fully indexed, it includes details on all university awards and over 200 career fields, their professional and accrediting bodies, levels of membership and qualifications. British Qualifications is a unique resource for human resource managers and university admissions officers to verify the qualifications of potential employees and students.
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Diva

Besides opera and theater, other art forms were called upon to feed the creative vein of the emerging Italian film industry. The famous titles of Italian and international literature were widely used for all sorts of adaptations, ...

Author: Angela Dalle Vacche

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292717114

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 310

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"Animated by a luminous goddess at its center, the diva film provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes...Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important film genre of the cinema that preceded the First World War...Contrasting the Italian diva with the Hollywood vamp Theda Bara and the famous Danish star Asta Nielsen, Dalle Vacche shows how the diva oscillates between articulating Henri Bergson's vibrant life-force and representing the suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa." -- Cover.
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A Companion to Literature and Film

Among the Buffalo Bill films, reproducing his shows, are Buffalo Bill's Wild West Parade (1900), Buffalo Bill's Wild West ... See Colombo, La cultura sottile, and D. Forgacs, Italian Culture in the Industrial Era 1880–1980: Cultural ...

Author: Robert Stam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

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A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations. Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic, theoretical, and genre issues Discusses film adaptations from the birth of cinema to the present day Explores a diverse range of titles and genres, including film noir, biblical epics, and Italian and Chinese cinema
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Cassell Dictionary Italian Literature

Paso1ini's first film, Accattone (1961, Beggar), returns to the Roman slums of his novels and explores the prebourgeois, preindustrial, and mythical elements of this social class. In this film and many others to follow, ...

Author: Peter Bondanella

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780304704644

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 732

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Cinema and Fascism

Cinema and Fascism investigates the complex relationship between the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema.

Author: Steven Ricci

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520253568

Category: History

Page: 233

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"This study considers Italian filmmaking during the Fascist era and offers an original and revealing approach to the interwar years. Steven Ricci directly confronts a long-standing dilemma faced by cultural historians: while made during a period of totalitarian government, these films are neither propagandistic nor openly "Fascist." Instead, the Italian Fascist regime attempted to build ideological consensus by erasing markers of class and regional difference and by circulating terms for an imaginary national identity. Cinema and Fascism investigates the complex relationship between the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema. It looks at the films themselves, the industry, and the role of cinema in daily life, and offers new insights into this important but neglected period in cinema history." -- Book cover.
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Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama

Culture of Reconstruction: European Literature, Thought, and Film, 1945–50, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 51–67. — (1990), Italian Culture in the Industrial Era 1880–1980, Manchester: Manchester University Press. — (1993), 'National-popular: ...

Author: Louis Bayman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474402873

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Italian cinemas after the war were filled by audiences who had come to watch domestically-produced films of passion and pathos. These highly emotional and consciously theatrical melodramas posed moral questions with stylish flair, redefining popular ways of feeling about romance, family, gender, class, Catholicism, Italy, and feeling itself. The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama argues for the centrality of melodrama to Italian culture. It uncovers a wealth of films rarely discussed before including family melodramas, the crime stories of neorealismo popolare and opera films, and provides interpretive frameworks that position them in wider debates on aesthetics and society. The book also considers the well-established topics of realism and arthouse auteurism, and re-thinks film history by investigating the presence of melodrama in neorealism and post-war modernism. It places film within its broader cultural context to trace the connections of canonical melodramatists like Visconti and Matarazzo to traditions of opera, the musical theatre of the sceneggiata, visual arts, and magazines. In so doing it seeks to capture the artistry and emotional experiences found within a truly popular form.
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Recent Italian Cinema

In recent years, the field of screen studies has included specific studies on screen genres, space and the representation of specific places in film. There is now a wealth of literature about cinema and the city that approach film ...

Author: Tiziana Ferrero Regis

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781848760851

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 296

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In Recent Italian Cinema, two fundamental questions are asked: the first concerns whether Italian cinema, as national cinema, is in reality reduced to a niche market in its own territory. The second relates to what Italian audiences do with domestic films.For nearly two decades, most Italian films have been produced outside box office returns, through a practice of subsidy and co-financing between many institutional and private entities. Thus Italian cinema has had to define its mode of production and use-value of films in a different way. It is clear that it is no longer possible to separate national cinemas from the grip that the American film industry has on world markets, in terms of imagination and modes of production, distribution and exhibition. It is thus only by examining the multiple layers of description and analysis, which take into account the presence of Hollywood, that we can come to an understanding of what recent Italian cinema actually is.
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Watching Pages Reading Pictures

Cinema and Modern Literature in Italy Daniela De Pau, Georgina Torello ... previously mentioned, Dante's Inferno, the first feature-length film produced in Italy, was fundamental to Italian cinema's artistic and industrial development.

Author: Daniela De Pau

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443803021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 435

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Italian cinema is internationally well-known for the ground-breaking experience of Neo-Realism, comedy "Italian-Style," Spaghetti Westerns, and the horror movies of the seventies. However, what is rather unfamiliar to wider audiences is Italian cinema's crucial and enduring affair with literature. In fact, since the very beginning, literature has deeply influenced how Italian cinema has defined itself and grown. This book provides an empirical approach to this complex and fruitful relationship. The aim is to present discussions dealing with significant Italian film adaptations from literary materials which greatly exemplify the variety of styles, view-points, and attitudes produced by such an alliance, throughout the different periods. Among the adaptations discussed, are those that have followed trends and critical debates, making them, at times, rather problematic.
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Cinema and Fascism

of mixed banks, founded in the 1890s with German capital, invested heavily in Italy's industrial expansion. ... For the stylistic influences of literature on early Italian film, see Gian Piero Brunetta, “La migrazione dei generi dalla ...

Author: Steven Ricci

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520941281

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 248

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This study considers Italian filmmaking during the Fascist era and offers an original and revealing approach to the interwar years. Steven Ricci directly confronts a long-standing dilemma faced by cultural historians: while made during a period of totalitarian government, these films are neither propagandistic nor openly "Fascist." Instead, the Italian Fascist regime attempted to build ideological consensus by erasing markers of class and regional difference and by circulating terms for an imaginary national identity. Cinema and Fascism investigates the complex relationship between the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema. It looks at the films themselves, the industry, and the role of cinema in daily life, and offers new insights into this important but neglected period in cinema history.
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The Years of Alienation in Italy

The collection also theoretically reassesses the notion of alienation from a novel perspective, employing Italy as a paradigmatic case study in its pioneering role in the revolution of mental health care and factory work during these two ...

Author: Alessandra Diazzi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030151508

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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The Years of Alienation in Italy offers an interdisciplinary overview of the socio-political, psychological, philosophical, and cultural meanings that the notion of alienation took on in Italy between the 1960s and the 1970s. It addresses alienation as a social condition of estrangement caused by the capitalist system, a pathological state of the mind and an ontological condition of subjectivity. Contributors to the edited volume explore the pervasive influence this multifarious concept had on literature, cinema, architecture, and photography in Italy. The collection also theoretically reassesses the notion of alienation from a novel perspective, employing Italy as a paradigmatic case study in its pioneering role in the revolution of mental health care and factory work during these two decades.
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Italy

Books on individual Italian directors are plentiful, and only a sampling is given here. As might be expected, Rossellini has drawn much attention; see Tag Gallagher, The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini: His Life and Films (New York, ...

Author: Spencer M. DiScala

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974731

Category: History

Page: 504

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This essential book fills a serious gap in the field by synthesizing modern Italian history and placing it in a fully European context. Emphasizing globalization, Italy traces the country's transformation from a land of emigration to one of immigration and its growing cultural importance. Including coverage of the April 2008 elections, this updated edition offers expanded examinations of contemporary Italy's economic, social, and cultural development, a deepened discussion on immigration, and four new biographical sketches. Author Spencer M. Di Scala discusses the role of women, gives ample attention to the Italian South, and provides a picture of how ordinary Italians live. Cast in a clear and lively style that will appeal to readers, this comprehensive account is an indispensable addition to the field.
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