A History of Italian Cinema
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A History of Italian Cinema

Peter Bondanella, Federico Pacchioni

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A History of Italian Cinema

Peter Bondanella, Federico Pacchioni

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A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema - which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the book fresh and responsive not only to the actual films being created in Italy in the twenty-first century but also to the rapidly changing priorities of Italian film studies and film scholars. The new edition brings the definitive history of the subject, from the birth of cinema to the present day, up to date with a revised filmography as well as more focused attention on the melodrama, the crime film, and the historical drama. The book is expanded to include a new generation of directors as well as to highlight themes such as gender issues, immigration, and media politics. Accessible, comprehensive, and heavily illustrated throughout, this is an essential purchase for any fan of Italian film.

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Year
2017
ISBN
9781501307652
AN 
ANCIENT 
CRADLE 
FOR 
A 
NEWBORN 
MEDIUM 
9
costumes. 
The 
seven-month 
production 
cost 
of 
1,000,000 
lire 
(at 
the 
time, 
a 
small 
fortune) 
was 
paid, 
including 
50,000 
lire 
in 
gold 
to 
Gabriele 
d’Annunzio 
(1863‚Äď1938),¬†
then 
the 
world’s 
most 
popular 
novelist 
and 
a 
champion 
of 
self-promotion, 
for 
the 
use 
of 
his 
magic 
name. 
Publicity 
and 
rumor 
attributed 
the 
film 
to 
d’Annunzio, 
but 
he 
wrote 
only 
the 
intertitles. 
The 
Milan 
premiere 
featured 
specially 
commissioned 
symphonic 
music 
by 
Ildebrando 
Pizzetti, 
one 
of 
the 
most 
important 
composers 
of 
the 
era, 
and 
an 
orchestra 
of 
a 
hundred 
musicians 
performed 
it. 
Twenty 
thousand 
meters 
of 
film 
were 
shot 
to 
create 
a 
three-hour 
work, 
highlighting 
the 
important 
role 
the 
director 
now 
played 
as 
a 
film 
editor 
in 
producing 
movies.
FIGURE 
1.4 
Guazzoni’s 
Julius 
Caesar
dramatizes 
the 
assassination 
of 
ancient 
Rome’s 
most 
famous 
leader, 
a 
typical 
silent 
film 
celebrating 
Roman 
glories. 
Credit: 
AB
FIGURE 
1.5 
In 
Pastrone’s 
Cabiria
, 
lavish 
neoclassical 
interiors 
display 
the 
wealth 
of 
the 
Roman 
Republic 
and 
the 
skills 
of 
Italian 
set 
designers. 
Credit: 
DVD

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APA 6 Citation
Bondanella, P., & Pacchioni, F. (2017). A History of Italian Cinema (1st ed.). Bloomsbury Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/499983/a-history-of-italian-cinema-pdf (Original work published 2017)
Chicago Citation
Bondanella, Peter, and Federico Pacchioni. (2017) 2017. A History of Italian Cinema. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing. https://www.perlego.com/book/499983/a-history-of-italian-cinema-pdf.
Harvard Citation
Bondanella, P. and Pacchioni, F. (2017) A History of Italian Cinema. 1st edn. Bloomsbury Publishing. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/499983/a-history-of-italian-cinema-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Bondanella, Peter, and Federico Pacchioni. A History of Italian Cinema. 1st ed. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.