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The Resource Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945 : the politics and aesthetics of memory, Giacomo Lichtner, (electronic book)

Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945 : the politics and aesthetics of memory, Giacomo Lichtner, (electronic book)

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Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945 : the politics and aesthetics of memory
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Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945
Title remainder
the politics and aesthetics of memory
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Giacomo Lichtner
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Language
eng
Summary
From neorealism's resolve to Berlusconian revisionist melodramas, this book examines cinema's role in constructing memories of Fascist Italy. Italian cinema has both reflected and shaped popular perceptions of Fascism, reinforcing or challenging stereotypes, remembering selectively and silently forgetting the most shameful pages of Italy's history.
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Lichtner, Giacomo
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non fiction
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  • Fascism and motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
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Italy gave us the words 'fascism' and 'totalitarianism', yet globally the dominant image of the regime is one of an incompetent dictatorship served by soldiers who 'would not fight for love nor money on account of their languorous Latin character', as Noel Coward wrote. This book investigates Italian cinema's contribution to stereotypes of victimhood and innocence, otherwise known as Italiani brava gente, by tracing across the postwar period filmmakers, audiences, censors and the unforgettable characters of Italian cinema. The author casts an innovative eye on classic films like Rome Open City and 1900, and analyses in depth many lesser known works, to tease out recurrent trends and ongoing taboos of representation and assess them in a comparative European perspective. From the desperate resolve of neorealism to the bloated mediocrity of Berlusconian revisionist melodramas, Italian cinema has remembered selectively and silently forgotten the most shameful pages of Italy's history
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Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945 : the politics and aesthetics of memory, Giacomo Lichtner, (electronic book)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249), filmography (p. 250-252) and index
Contents
PART I: REVISIONISM 1. Remembering the 'long Second World War' in Europe 2. The Blood of the Defeated PART II: RESISTANCE 3. Neorealist Catharses 4. Luigi Zampa: Fascism and italianita PART III: RECONSTRUCTION 5. Clueless Fascists and Accidental Anti-Fascists 6. Il Federale's Apolitical Commitment PART IV: REVOLUTION 7. The Sins of the Fathers 8. Ettore Scola's Ordinary Day PART V: RECURRENCES 9. Black Shirts, Hearts of Gold: Recurrent Memories 10. Unexploded Ordnance: Recurrent Amnesias Epilogue Bibliography Filmography
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9781137316622
Extent
x, 262 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230363328
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ill.
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
Fascism in Italian cinema since 1945 : the politics and aesthetics of memory, Giacomo Lichtner, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-249), filmography (p. 250-252) and index
Contents
PART I: REVISIONISM 1. Remembering the 'long Second World War' in Europe 2. The Blood of the Defeated PART II: RESISTANCE 3. Neorealist Catharses 4. Luigi Zampa: Fascism and italianita PART III: RECONSTRUCTION 5. Clueless Fascists and Accidental Anti-Fascists 6. Il Federale's Apolitical Commitment PART IV: REVOLUTION 7. The Sins of the Fathers 8. Ettore Scola's Ordinary Day PART V: RECURRENCES 9. Black Shirts, Hearts of Gold: Recurrent Memories 10. Unexploded Ordnance: Recurrent Amnesias Epilogue Bibliography Filmography
Control code
9781137316622
Extent
x, 262 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230363328
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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