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Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema (Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series)

by Brand: Wayne State Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780814333242 / 0814333249

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Despite its lack of organization and relatively short life span, the Italian neorealist movement deeply influenced directors and film traditions around the world. This collection examines the impact of Italian neorealism beyond the period of 1945-52, the years conventionally connected to the movement, and beyond the postwar Italian film industry where the movement originated.

Providing a refreshing aesthetic and ideological contrast to mainstream Hollywood films, neorealist filmmakers demonstrated not only how an engaging narrative technique could be brought to bear upon social issues but also how cinema could shape and redefine national identity. The fourteen essays in Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema consider films from Italy, India, Brazil, Africa, the Czech Republic, postwar Germany, Hong Kong, the United States, France, Belgium, Colombia, and Great Britain. Each essay explores neorealism's complex relationship to a different national film tradition, style, or historical period, illustrating the profound impact of neorealism and the ways it continues to complicate the relationship between ideas of nation, national cinema, and national identity. Many of the essays identify similar themes or motifs adapted from neorealism, and several essays address a politicized national film tradition that developed in opposition to a monolithic Western aesthetic.

In all, Italian Neorealism and Global Cinema provides a novel critical understanding of the wide-ranging international impact of a short period in Italian cultural history. Film scholars and students of film history will appreciate this insightful text.

ISBN 13 978-08-14333-24-2
ISBN 10 0-814-33324-9
ASIN 0814333249
  • 9780814333242
Amazon Sales Rank 2,923,263
Main Category Paperback
Group Book
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Studio Wayne State University Press
Brand Brand: Wayne State Univ Pr
Manufacturer Wayne State University Press
Manufacturer Part Number 23 illustrations
Part Number 23 illustrations
Package Quantity 1
Count Per Package 1
Dimensions 6.0 x 0.87 x 9.0 inches. 1.27 pounds
Package Dimensions 8.43 x 5.85 x 0.73 inches. 1.25 pounds
Editor(s) Kristi M. Wilson
Laura E. Ruberto
Contributor(s) Kristi M. Wilson
Laura E. Ruberto
Antonio Napolitano
Antonio Traverso
David Anshen
Jaimey Fisher
Lubica Ucnik
Millicent Marcus
Moinak Biswas
Natalia Sui-hung Chan
Pasquale Verdicchio
Rachel Gabara
Thomas Stubblefield
Tomas Crowder-Taraborrelli
Language(s) English (Published)
English (Original Language)
English (Unknown)
Adult Product? No

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