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The Resource Streetwalking on a ruined map : cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari, Giuliana Bruno

Streetwalking on a ruined map : cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari, Giuliana Bruno

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Streetwalking on a ruined map : cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari
Title
Streetwalking on a ruined map
Title remainder
cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari
Statement of responsibility
Giuliana Bruno
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Emphasizing the importance of cultural theory for film history, Giuliana Bruno enriches our understanding of early Italian film as she guides us on a series of "inferential walks" through Italian culture in the first decades of this century. This innovative approach - the interweaving of examples of cinema with architecture, art history, medical discourse, photography, and literature - addresses the challenge posed by feminism to film study while calling attention to marginalized artists. An object of this critical remapping is Elvira Notari (1875-1946), Italy's first and most prolific woman filmmaker, whose documentary-style work on street life in Naples, a forerunner of neorealism, was popularly acclaimed in Italy and the United States until its suppression during the Fascist regime." "Since only fragments of Notari's films exist today, Bruno illuminates the filmmaker's contributions to early Italian cinematography by evoking the cultural terrain in which she operated. What emerges is an intertextual montage of urban film culture highlighting a woman's view on love, violence, poverty, desire, and death. This panorama ranges from the city's exteriors to the body's interiors. Reclaiming an alternative history of women's filmmaking and reception, Bruno draws a cultural history that persuasively argues for a spatial, corporal interpretation of film language."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bruno, Giuliana
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures for women
  • Women in motion pictures
  • City and town life in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Notari, Elvira
  • Notari, Elvira <1875-1946>
  • Dora Film.
Label
Streetwalking on a ruined map : cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari, Giuliana Bruno
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p.[391]-398
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-390) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Mapping Out Discourse: An Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • Pt. I.
  • Suppressed Knowledge of Elvira Coda Notari and Neapolitan Film: A Historical Panorama
  • 1.
  • Questions of History and Film in Italian Culture.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Film Journals and Film Historiography.
  • p. 24
  • Pt. II.
  • Film in the Cityscape: A Topoanalysis of Spectatorship
  • 3.
  • Streetwalking around Plato's Cave, or The Unconscious Is Housed.
  • p. 35
  • 4.
  • Spectatorial Embodiments: Anatomies of the Visible and the Female Bodyscape.
  • p. 58
  • Pt. III.
  • Manufacturing Film Culture
  • 5.
  • Dora Film: An Urban Production House.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Women at Work: Manufacturing Movies.
  • p. 105
  • 7.
  • Dora Film of America: Women and Immigrants in the American Dream.
  • p. 122
  • 8.
  • Censorship: A Cut on the Wings of Desire.
  • p. 137
  • Pt. IV.
  • Metropolitan Texture
  • 9.
  • Fragments of an Analyst's Discourse: Lacunae.
  • p. 147
  • 10.
  • Architecture of Public Melodrama: A Corporeality of the Street.
  • p. 161
  • 11.
  • Between the Feast and the Law: The Carnivalization of Narration.
  • p. 187
  • 12.
  • City Views: Filmic Cityscape, Artistic Perspective, and Touristic Travel.
  • p. 201
  • Pt. V.
  • Female Geographies
  • 13.
  • Anatomy of an Analysis: The Authorial Noir.
  • p. 233
  • 14.
  • Popular Cinema and Women's Literature: The Transito of Female Discourse.
  • p. 241
  • 15.
  • Medical Figures: Hysteria and the Anatomy Lesson.
  • p. 255
  • 16.
  • Topographies of Dark Female Pleasures.
  • p. 278
  • 17.
  • Written on the Body: Eroticism, Death, and Hagiography.
  • p. 309
  • Notes.
  • p. 329
  • Filmography.
  • p. 391
  • List of Illustrations.
  • p. 399
  • Index.
  • p. 405
Control code
8205873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 416 p.
Isbn
9780691086286
Lccn
92016113 //r94
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Streetwalking on a ruined map : cultural theory and the city films of Elvira Notari, Giuliana Bruno
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p.[391]-398
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [329]-390) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Mapping Out Discourse: An Introduction.
  • p. 3
  • Pt. I.
  • Suppressed Knowledge of Elvira Coda Notari and Neapolitan Film: A Historical Panorama
  • 1.
  • Questions of History and Film in Italian Culture.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Film Journals and Film Historiography.
  • p. 24
  • Pt. II.
  • Film in the Cityscape: A Topoanalysis of Spectatorship
  • 3.
  • Streetwalking around Plato's Cave, or The Unconscious Is Housed.
  • p. 35
  • 4.
  • Spectatorial Embodiments: Anatomies of the Visible and the Female Bodyscape.
  • p. 58
  • Pt. III.
  • Manufacturing Film Culture
  • 5.
  • Dora Film: An Urban Production House.
  • p. 79
  • 6.
  • Women at Work: Manufacturing Movies.
  • p. 105
  • 7.
  • Dora Film of America: Women and Immigrants in the American Dream.
  • p. 122
  • 8.
  • Censorship: A Cut on the Wings of Desire.
  • p. 137
  • Pt. IV.
  • Metropolitan Texture
  • 9.
  • Fragments of an Analyst's Discourse: Lacunae.
  • p. 147
  • 10.
  • Architecture of Public Melodrama: A Corporeality of the Street.
  • p. 161
  • 11.
  • Between the Feast and the Law: The Carnivalization of Narration.
  • p. 187
  • 12.
  • City Views: Filmic Cityscape, Artistic Perspective, and Touristic Travel.
  • p. 201
  • Pt. V.
  • Female Geographies
  • 13.
  • Anatomy of an Analysis: The Authorial Noir.
  • p. 233
  • 14.
  • Popular Cinema and Women's Literature: The Transito of Female Discourse.
  • p. 241
  • 15.
  • Medical Figures: Hysteria and the Anatomy Lesson.
  • p. 255
  • 16.
  • Topographies of Dark Female Pleasures.
  • p. 278
  • 17.
  • Written on the Body: Eroticism, Death, and Hagiography.
  • p. 309
  • Notes.
  • p. 329
  • Filmography.
  • p. 391
  • List of Illustrations.
  • p. 399
  • Index.
  • p. 405
Control code
8205873
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 416 p.
Isbn
9780691086286
Lccn
92016113 //r94
Other physical details
ill.

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