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The Films of Federico Fellini

The Films of Federico Fellini Author Peter Bondanella
ISBN-10 0521575737
Release 2002-01-17
Pages 205
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Examines the cinematic vision of the renowned Italian filmmaker.

The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni

The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni Author Peter Brunette
ISBN-10 0521389925
Release 1998-09-28
Pages 186
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An analysis of the life and work of the Italian director, Michelangelo Antonioni.

The Cinema of Federico Fellini

The Cinema of Federico Fellini Author Peter E. Bondanella
ISBN-10 0691031967
Release 1992
Pages 367
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Traces the career of the Italian film director, discusses all of his major films, and looks at his use of specific themes

The Films of Roberto Rossellini

The Films of Roberto Rossellini Author Peter Bondanella
ISBN-10 0521398665
Release 1993-01-29
Pages 183
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Studies seven films of the originator of Italian neorealism, Roberto Rossellini

Antonioni or The Surface of the World

Antonioni  or  The Surface of the World Author Seymour Chatman
ISBN-10 0520907663
Release 1985-11-03
Pages 384
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Michelangelo Antonioni is one of the great visual artists of the cinema. The central and distinguishing strength of Antonioni's mature films, Seymour Chatman argues, is narration by a kind of visual minimalism, by an intense concentration on the sheer appearance of things and a rejection of explanatory dialogue. Though traditional audiences have balked at the "opacity" of Antonioni's films, it is precisely their rendered surface that is so eloquent once one learns to read it. Not despite, but through, their silences the films show a deep concern with the motives, perceptions and vicissitudes of the emotional life. This study covers films not dealt with in any other book on the great director, including Il mistero di Obertwald (1980) and Identificazione di una donna (1982), which have not yet been seen in the U.S. Its coverage of the early documentaries and features, when Antonioni was forging his new and original stylistic "language," is especially full. In a free-ranging analysis of the evolution of Antonioni's style that quotes liberally from Antonioni's own highly articulate writings and interviews, Chatman shows how difficult it was for the filmmaker to liberate his art from the conventional means of rendering narrative, especially dialogue, conventional sound effects, and commentative music. From his first efforts to his triumphant achievements in the tetralogy of L'avventura, L'eclisse, and Il deserto rosso, Antonioni's acute sensibility struggled to achieve the mastery that has won him a secure place in film history. Chatman's study is the only complete account of Antonioni's work available in English. Its novel visual approach to the films while attract not only film scholars but also readers interested in painting and architecture—both important elements of Antonioni's work.

Movie History A Survey

Movie History  A Survey Author Douglas Gomery
ISBN-10 9781136835247
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 480
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Covering everything from Edison to Avatar, Gomery and Pafort-Overduin have written the clearest, best organized, and most user-friendly film history textbook on the market. It masterfully distills the major trends and movements of film history, so that the subject can be taught in one semester. And each chapter includes a compelling case study that highlights an important moment in movie history and, at the same time, subtly introduces a methodological approach. This book is a pleasure to read and to teach. Peter Decherney, University of Pennsylvania, USA In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of the development of film around the world, the book gives us examples of how to do film history, including organizing the details and discussing their implications.Hugh McCarney, Western Connecticut State University, USA Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin have created an outstanding textbook with an impressive breadth of content, covering over 100 years in the evolution of cinema. Movie History: A Survey is an engaging book that will reward readers with a contemporary perspective of the history of motion pictures and provide a solid foundation for the study of film. Matthew Hanson, Eastern Michigan University, USA How can we understand the history of film? Historical facts don’t answer the basic questions of film history. History, as this fascinating book shows, is more than the simple accumulation of film titles, facts and figures. This is a survey of over 100 years of cinema history, from its beginnings in 1895, to its current state in the twenty-first century. An accessible, introductory text, Movie History: A Survey looks at not only the major films, filmmakers, and cinema institutions throughout the years, but also extends to the production, distribution, exhibition, technology and reception of films. The textbook is divided chronologically into four sections, using the timeline of technological changes: Section One looks at the era of silent movies from 1895 to 1927; Section Two starts with the coming of sound and covers 1928 until 1950; Section Three runs from 1951 to 1975 and deals with the coming and development of television; and Section Four focuses on the coming of home video and the transition to digital, from 1975 to 2010. Key pedagogical features include: timelines in each section help students to situate the films within a broader historical context case study boxes with close-up analysis of specific film histories and a particular emphasis on film reception lavishly illustrated with over 450 color images to put faces to names, and to connect pictures to film titles margin notes add background information and clarity glossary for clear understanding of the key terms described references and further reading at the end of each chapter to enhance further study. A supporting website is available at, with lots of extra materials, useful for the classroom or independent study, including: additional case studies – new, in-depth and unique to the website international case studies – for the Netherlands in Dutch and English timeline - A movie history timeline charting key dates in the history of cinema from 1890 to the present day revision flash cards – ideal for getting to grips with key terms in film studies related resources – on the website you will find every link from the book for ease of use, plus access to additional online material students are also invited to submit their own movie history case studies - see website for details Written by two highly respected film scholars and experienced teachers, Movie History is the ideal textbook for students studying film history.

The Films of Peter Greenaway

The Films of Peter Greenaway Author Amy Lawrence
ISBN-10 0521479193
Release 1997-10-13
Pages 225
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An in-depth study of Peter Greenaway's films.

The Companion to Italian Cinema

The Companion to Italian Cinema Author Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106016178565
Release 1996
Pages 168
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A comprehensive A-Z guide to Italian films past and present, this book includes introductory essays on Italian film, biographies of film-makers, actors, actresses and other personnel, as well as detailed filmographies, significant films, schools of thought and movements, and lists of institutions, technical innovations, awards, critics and archives.

Dolce Vita Confidential Fellini Loren Pucci Paparazzi and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome

Dolce Vita Confidential  Fellini  Loren  Pucci  Paparazzi  and the Swinging High Life of 1950s Rome Author Shawn Levy
ISBN-10 9780393247596
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 448
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“A brisk, frothy narrative . . . informative and fun.” —The Wall Street Journal In the dizzying wake of World War II, Rome skyrocketed to prominence as an epicenter of film, fashion, photography, and boldfaced libertinism. Artists, exiles, and a dazzling array of movie talent rushed to Rome for a chance to thrive in this hotbed of excitement. From the photographers who tailed the stars to the legends who secured their place in cinematic fame, Dolce Vita Confidential resurrects the drama that permeated the streets and screens of Rome.

Rethinking the Novel Film Debate

Rethinking the Novel Film Debate Author Kamilla Elliott
ISBN-10 0521818443
Release 2003-08-07
Pages 302
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This book historicizes and critiques the debate between books and film.

A History of Italian Cinema

A History of Italian Cinema Author Peter Bondanella
ISBN-10 9781501307645
Release 2017-10-19
Pages 752
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A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the book fresh and responsive not only to the actual films being created in Italy in the twenty-first century but also to the rapidly changing priorities of Italian film studies and film scholars. The new edition brings the definitive history of the subject, from the birth of cinema to the present day, up to date with a revised filmography as well as more focused attention on the melodrama, the crime film, and the historical drama. The book is expanded to include a new generation of directors as well as to highlight themes such as gender issues, immigration, and media politics. Accessible, comprehensive, and heavily illustrated throughout, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Italian film.

After Neorealism

After Neorealism Author Bert Cardullo
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105124121448
Release 2009
Pages 198
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The term neorealism was first applied by the critic Antonio Pietrangeli to Visconti's Ossessione (1942), and the style came to fruition in the mid-to-late forties in such films of Roberto Rossellini, Luchino Visconti, and Vittorio De Sica as Rome, Open City (1945), Shoeshine (1946), Paisan (1947), Bicycle Thieves (1948), and The Earth Trembles (1948). These pictures reacted not only against the banality that had long been the dominant mode of Italian cinema, but also against prevailing socio-economic conditions in Italy. With minimal resources, the neorealist filmmakers worked in real locations using local people as well as professional actors; they improvised their scripts, as need be, on site; and their films conveyed a powerful sense of the plight of ordinary individuals oppressed by political circumstances beyond their control. Thus Italian neorealism was the first postwar cinema to liberate filmmaking from the artificial confines of the studio and, by extension, from the Hollywood-originated studio system. But neorealism was the expression of an entire moral or ethical philosophy, as well, and not simply just another new cinematic style. After Neorealism: Italian Filmmakers and Their Films is an attempt, through essays and interviews, to chronicle what happened to neorealism after the disappearance of the forces that produced it-World War II, the resistance, and liberation, followed by the postwar reconstruction of a morally, politically, and economically devastated society. In fact, neorealism did not disappear: it changed its form but not its profoundly humanistic concerns, depending on the filmmaker and the film. Neorealistic stylistic and thematic principles have been perpetuated not only by the first generation of directors who succeeded latter-day neorealists like Federico Fellini and Michelangelo Antonioni, but also by the second generation of auteurs to succeed these two artists. Among members of that first generation we may count Ermanno Olmi, with his compassionate studies of working-class life like Il Posto (1961), and Francesco Rosi, with his vigorous attacks on the abuse of power such as Salvatore Giuliano (1961). They are joined, among others, by Pier Paolo Pasolini (Accattone, 1961), Vittorio De Seta (Banditi a Orgosolo, 1961), Marco Bellocchio (I pugni in tasca, 1965), and the Taviani brothers, Vittorio and Paolo (Padre Padrone, 1977). And these filmmakers themselves have been followed by Gianni Amelio (Stolen Children, 1990), Nanni Moretti (The Mass Is Ended, 1988), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, 1988), and Maurizio Nichetti (The Icicle Thief, 1989). From this diverse group, After Neorealism: Italian Filmmakers and Their Films includes interviews with, and essays about, Olmi, Pasolini, Amelio, and Moretti, with pieces as well on such seminal figures as Visconti, Fellini, and Antonioni. Also included are a long, contextualizing intrroduction, filmographies of the directors treated in this book, and bibliographies of books about them as well as about Italian cinema in general.

The Films of Jean Luc Godard

The Films of Jean Luc Godard Author David Sterritt
ISBN-10 0521589711
Release 1999-08-13
Pages 297
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The Films of Jean-Luc Godard examines the work of one of the most versatile and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. With a career ranging from France's New Wave movement in the early 1960s to a period of political experimentation in the late 1960s and 70s, and, currently, a contemplative period in which Godard has explored issues of spirituality, sexuality, and the aesthetics of sound, image, and montage, the filmmaker's work defies easy categorization. In this study, David Sterritt offers an introductory overview of Godard's work as a filmmaker, critic, and video artist. In subsequent chapters, he traces Godard's visionary ideas through six of his key films, including Breathless, My Life to Live, Weekend, Numro deux, Hail Mary, and Nouvelle Vague formats. Linking Godard's works to key social and cultural developments, The Films of Jean-Luc Godard explains their importance in modernist and postmodernist art of the last half century.

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music

The Cambridge Companion to Film Music Author
ISBN-10 9781107094512
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The Cambridge Companion to Film Music has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Cambridge Companion to Film Music also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Cambridge Companion to Film Music book for free.

The Films of Orson Welles

The Films of Orson Welles Author Robert Garis
ISBN-10 0521649722
Release 2004-03-08
Pages 184
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This book offers a comprehensive overview of the Orson Welles' life and career, highlighting the shape of the filmmaker's career, his astonishing precocity and his extraordinary gifts that resulted in both splendid successes and puzzling failures. At the core of this book are sustained readings of Welles' masterpieces, Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, and critically incisive accounts of his other major films, The Lady from Shanghai, Touch of Evil, Othello, Macbeth, and Chimes at Midnight.

The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini

The Adventures of Roberto Rossellini Author Tag Gallagher
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045699074
Release 1998
Pages 802
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Traces the career of the Italian movie maker, describes his controversial private life, and discusses his major films

A Companion to the Historical Film

A Companion to the Historical Film Author Robert A. Rosenstone
ISBN-10 9781118322642
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 592
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Broad in scope, this interdisciplinary collection of original scholarship on historical film features essays that explore the many facets of this expanding field and provide a platform for promising avenues of research. Offers a unique collection of cutting edge research that questions the intention behind and influence of historical film Essays range in scope from inclusive broad-ranging subjects such as political contexts, to focused assessments of individual films and auteurs Prefaced with an introductory survey of the field by its two distinguished editors Features interdisciplinary contributions from scholars in the fields of History, Film Studies, Anthropology, and Cultural and Literary Studies