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A cinema of poetry : aesthetics of the Italian art film, Joseph Luzzi

Label
A cinema of poetry : aesthetics of the Italian art film
Title
A cinema of poetry
Title remainder
aesthetics of the Italian art film
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Luzzi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian film studies into dialogue with fields outside its usual purview by showing how films can contribute to our understanding of aesthetic questions that stretch back to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relationship between film and literature, such as the cinematic adaptation of literary sources, and more generally the fields of rhetoric, media studies, and modern Italian culture. The book balances theoretical inquiry with close readings of films by the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's study is the first to show how Italian filmmakers address such crucial aesthetic issues as the nature of the chorus, the relationship between symbol and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and the place of poetry in cinematic expression{u2014}what Pasolini called the "cinema of poetry." While Luzzi establishes how certain qualities of film{u2014}its link with technological processes, capacity for mass distribution, synthetic virtues (and vices) as the so-called total art{u2014}have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry also explores what is specific to the Italian art film and, more broadly, Italian cinematic history, which lends to this national cinema its unique aesthetic perspectives. In other words, what makes this version of the art film recognizably "Italian"? --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Luzzi, Joseph
Dewey number
791.430945
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I88
LC item number
L89 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
A cinema of poetry : aesthetics of the Italian art film, Joseph Luzzi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Neorealist rhetoric and national identity -- The chorus of neorealism -- Beyond beauty: cinematic allegory and the question of Italy -- Part 2. Cinemas of poetry -- Rossellini's cinema of poetry: voyage to Italy -- Poesis in Pasolini: theory and practice -- Part 3. Aesthetic corsi and ricorsi -- Threat of the real: fact and image in Antonioni -- Chiasmus, Italian style: rhetoric and ideology in the leopard and the conformist -- Verbal montage and visual apostrophe: Zanzotto's "Filo" and Fellini's Voice of the moon -- Epilogue: Art film redux: cine-poetics in the new millennium
Control code
857743817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781421411668
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857743817
Label
A cinema of poetry : aesthetics of the Italian art film, Joseph Luzzi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Part 1. Neorealist rhetoric and national identity -- The chorus of neorealism -- Beyond beauty: cinematic allegory and the question of Italy -- Part 2. Cinemas of poetry -- Rossellini's cinema of poetry: voyage to Italy -- Poesis in Pasolini: theory and practice -- Part 3. Aesthetic corsi and ricorsi -- Threat of the real: fact and image in Antonioni -- Chiasmus, Italian style: rhetoric and ideology in the leopard and the conformist -- Verbal montage and visual apostrophe: Zanzotto's "Filo" and Fellini's Voice of the moon -- Epilogue: Art film redux: cine-poetics in the new millennium
Control code
857743817
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 211 pages
Isbn
9781421411668
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013033053
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)857743817

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