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Popular Italian Cinema

Editors: Bayman, L., Rigoletto, S. (Eds.)

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About this book

Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.

About the authors

RÉKA BUCKLEY Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Portsmouth, UK RICHARD DYER teaches Film Studies at King's College London and St. Andrews University, UK ROSALIND GALT Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Sussex, UK MARK GOODALL Senior Lecturer at the University of Bradford, UK IRENE LOTTINI teaches Italian language and Italian cinema at the University of Iowa, USA TAMAO NAKAHARA ALEX MARLOW-MANN Research Co-ordinator at the Centre for Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, UK DANIEL O'BRIEN Freelance writer and teacher, UK ALAN O'LEARY University of Leeds, UK MARIA FRANCESCA PIREDDA Lecturer in Cinema History, Catholic University of Milan and University of Bologna, Italy CHRISTOPHER WAGSTAFF Senior Lecturer in Italian Studies at the University of Reading, UK

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'This volume really does represent a shift in thinking on Italian cinema, and the many fine, young scholars who contribute to this book show the direction that future criticism of Italian film will take. It is a valuable contribution to cinema studies on many levels, and I was delighted to have read it.' - Peter Bondanella, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, Film Studies and Italian, Indiana University, USA


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • The Fair and the Museum: Framing the Popular

    Bayman, Louis (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Italian Cinema, Popular?

    Wagstaff, Christopher

    Pages 29-51

  • The Prettiness of Italian Cinema

    Galt, Rosalind

    Pages 52-68

  • The Pervasiveness of Song in Italian Cinema

    Dyer, Richard

    Pages 69-81

  • Melodrama as Seriousness

    Bayman, Louis

    Pages 82-97

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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Popular Italian Cinema
Editors
  • L. Bayman
  • S. Rigoletto
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30565-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137305657
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-30016-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33586-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 249
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