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Popular Cinema and Box-office Hits

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... of Carmen’s character, combining ‘intelligence and independence, eroticism and sensuality’, which would appeal to a mass audience (Wood 1998: 293). Arias from classic operas are integrated into a wide variety of Italian films, constantly...

Realisms and Neorealisms in Italian Cinema

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... and as an early example of film noir. Although these categories seem on the surface to be mutually exclusive, they do in fact constitute the defining characteristics of Italian noir (Wood 2004). Based on James M. Cain’s book The Postman Always Rings...

The Epic and Historical Film

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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...The epic and the historical film have made regular appearances in charts of box-office popularity in Italy and this chapter will argue that the form that they take, and the historical periods that come and go in fashion, are indicative...

What is Italian Cinema?

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... length of early films had resulted in some strain in identifying new stories (Prolo 1951: 47). Early film companies used actors from local and/or dialect theatre, but only a few, such as Mary Cléo Tarlarini at Ambrosio, Letizia and Lydia...

Visual Style and the Use of Cinematic Space

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... compositions) and decorative aspects of Baroque buildings (Wood 1998: 285). A Baroque visual excess represents the tension between power and order, and revolt and disorder. Internal conflicts are externalized. Omar Calabrese (1992: 25) provides...

Conclusion

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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...This book has attempted to celebrate the richness of an incredibly productive national cinema. Conventional film criticism ignores the often very interesting work that art film directors had to accomplish to make films. All too frequently...

Auteur Cinema

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... and the authenticity of place and atmosphere (Wood 1998: 279–81). The opening shots of the Red Army riding through the snow to liberate the camp have an epic grandeur, recalling compositions from his earlier war film Uomini contro. Even...

Making Sense of Changing Reality

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... less, healthcare and education worse, social relations between the classes more antagonistic. Marco Risi has attempted in his films Mery per sempre (Forever Mary, 1989) and Ragazzi fuori (Street Boys, 1990) to draw attention to the dangers...

Gender Representations and Gender Politics

Mary P Wood

Mary Wood is Reader in European Cinema at Birkbeck College, University of London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Italian Cinema

Berg, 2005

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... the social realities of violent and marginalized male groups, such as Ultrà – Ultras (Some Lose, Some Die . . . Some Win) Ricky Tognazzi, 1991 – set amongst violent football gangs, Mery per sempre (Forever Mary, Marco Risi, 1989) and Ragazzi...

A Founding Myth and a Master Text: The Blue Light (1932)

Riefenstahl Screened : An Anthology of New Criticism

Continuum, 2008

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... the summer of 1931, The Blue Light premiered in Berlin at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo on March 24,1932.Invitations to the Ufa-sponsored gala premiere of 1932 announce a 6:45 p.m. curtain. The program began with Ufa sound newsreel, no. 81....