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The Resource Italian national cinema, 1896-1996, Pierre Sorlin

Italian national cinema, 1896-1996, Pierre Sorlin

Label
Italian national cinema, 1896-1996
Title
Italian national cinema, 1896-1996
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Sorlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • From such films as La dolce vita and Bicycle Thieves to Cinema Paradiso and Dear Diary, Italian cinema has provided striking images of Italy as a nation and a people. In the first comprehensive study of Italian cinema from 1896 to the present, Pierre Sorlin explores the changing relationship of Italian cinema and Italian society and asks whether the national cinema really does represent Italian interests and culture
  • Sorlin discusses the work of major filmmakers such as de Sica, Visconti, Fellini, Antonioni and Moretti in the context of national film output, considering both films which became internationally acclaimed and those which, though popular with the domestic audience, were never released outside Italy. Beginning with the evolution of the cinema audience and the development of domestic production, Sorlin examines Italian cinema from the dark years of Fascism through to postwar Neorealism and big-budget commercial films. In the final section he discusses the place of cinema in the context of the rise of television, contemporary political crises in Italy, and Berlusconi's attempts to dominate the media landscape. Italian National Cinema provides a challenging vision of national cinema, not just as a reflection of Italian culture but for the crucial part it played in the transformation of contemporary Italy. It includes a filmography and bibliography of Italian cinema
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sorlin, Pierre
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I88
LC item number
S66 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Motion pictures
Label
Italian national cinema, 1896-1996, Pierre Sorlin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages [181]-186
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-192) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. First generation: The world in a dark room -- 2. Second generation: Their master's voice -- 3. Third generation: The most popular form of entertainment -- 4. Fourth generation: The sweet life -- 5. Fifth generation: The world in the box
Control code
33441534
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780415116978
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95043288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Italian national cinema, 1896-1996, Pierre Sorlin
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: pages [181]-186
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [187]-192) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. First generation: The world in a dark room -- 2. Second generation: Their master's voice -- 3. Third generation: The most popular form of entertainment -- 4. Fourth generation: The sweet life -- 5. Fifth generation: The world in the box
Control code
33441534
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9780415116978
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
95043288
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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