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The Resource The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama, Louis Bayman

The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama, Louis Bayman

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The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama
Title
The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama
Statement of responsibility
Louis Bayman
Title variation
The Operatic & the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Italian cinemas after the war were filled by audiences who had come to watch domestically-produced films of passion and pathos. These highly emotional and consciously theatrical melodramas posed moral questions with stylish flair, redefining popular ways of feeling about romance, family, gender, class, Catholicism, Italy, and feeling itself. The Operatic and the Everyday in Postwar Italian Film Melodrama argues for the centrality of melodrama to Italian culture. It uncovers a wealth of films rarely discussed before including family melodramas, the crime stories of neorealismo popolare and opera films, and provides interpretive frameworks that position them in wider debates on aesthetics and society. The book also considers the well-established topics of realism and arthouse auteurism, and re-thinks film history by investigating the presence of melodrama in neorealism and post-war modernism. It places film within its broader cultural context to trace the connections of canonical melodramatists like Visconti and Matarazzo to traditions of opera, the musical theatre of the sceneggiata, visual arts, and magazines. In so doing it seeks to capture the artistry and emotional experiences found within a truly popular form. Key Features * Connects less established areas of research such as popular neorealism to more well-known subjects such as domestic melodrama * Provides an analysis of cineopera or opera film * Helps to pioneer the area of popular Italian cinema * Contributes to both Italian Studies and Film Studies
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UkCbUP
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Bayman, Louis
Dewey number
791.43094509045
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I88
LC item number
B29 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Motion pictures
  • Melodrama in motion pictures
  • Melodrama, Italian
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The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama, Louis Bayman
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780748656431
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748656431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The operatic and the everyday in post-war Italian film melodrama, Louis Bayman
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 08 Aug 2016)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780748656431
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 224 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748656431
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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