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Italian and Italian American Studies

Italy through the Red Lens

Italian Politics and Society in Communist Propaganda Films (1946–79)

Authors: Fantoni, Gianluca

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  • Develops an original approach to understanding cinematic texts in the contexts of historical research
  • Offers a new approach to the study of cultural artefacts in historiography 
  • Unpacks the enduring political legacy and fame of the Italian Communist Party
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This book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the role of cinema in the communication strategy of the Italian Communist party (the PCI). It examines the entire period during which the party had a systematic and organized approach to cinematographic production, starting with the early experiments in 1946 and concluding with the closure of PCI film company Unitelefilm at the end of the 1970s. Its analysis sheds light on a range of issues, such as the relationship between the party and Italian intellectuals, the Stalinist imprint of the Italian Communist Party and the historical significance of the Salerno turn, the PCI’s relationship with the student movements in 1968 and 1977, and the PCI’s response to the rise in political violence in the 1970s. Ultimately, the book demonstrates that cinema was essential to the PCI’s propaganda effort. 

About the authors

Gianluca Fantoni is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Nottingham Trent University, UK. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Italy through the Red Lens
Book Subtitle
Italian Politics and Society in Communist Propaganda Films (1946–79)
Authors
Series Title
Italian and Italian American Studies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-69197-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-69197-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-69196-7
Series ISSN
2635-2931
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 293
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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