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Italian Cinemaby Peter E Bondanella
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Praise for Italian Cinema: Extremely interesting and stimulating. Bernardo BertolucciA very good book and a very accurate one. Federico FelliniThe librarian who does not get Bondanella immediately must be petitioned, picketed, importuned. ChoiceTo measure the progress and development of Anglo-American studies on Italian cinema, one needs only to consider Peter Bondanella's pioneering and seminal Italian Cinema: from Neorealism to the Present...Bondanella's work carries the crucial merit of having opened up a panoramic view of Italian national cinema to Anglo-American film scholars who in general were mostly familiar with only a few masterpieces. Over the years, Bondanella's systematic approach has enabled and inspired countless studies. Gian Piero Brunetta, Professor of History and Film Criticism, University of Padua, ItalyThis new edition of the bestselling Italian Cinema examines films made from 1989 to the present as well as analyzing the earliest days of Italian filmaking. New coverage includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Beauty), Franco Zeffirelli (Tea with Mussolini), Michael Radford (The Postman Il Postino]), Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo), Maurizio Nichetti (The Bicycle Thief), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, The Starmaker), and much more. This fully revised and updated new edition includes: - All new notes- An extensive bibliography- DVD information
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This comprehensive guide to Italian cinema focuses on cinema as an art form, and the key role played by the director. Bondanella's (W. European studies, Indiana U.) firsthand knowledge of the Italian language and culture—a level of knowledge unavailable to most American film critics/writers—provides students and aficionados of Italian cinema with in-depth insights. This third edition includes a revision of the 11 chapters of the second edition, plus the addition of a new chapter, "Italian Cinema Enters the Third Millenium." The bibliography has been updated, and a brief listing of Internet sites added for searching for videocassettes and DVDs of Italian films.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
New coverage in this edition , which ranges from 1989 to the 21st century, includes the Italian horror-film genre. It looks at 1990s films such as Roberto Benigni's "Life is Beautiful", Bertoluccis's "Stealing Beauty", Zeffirelli's "Tea with Mussolini" and Radford's "Il Postino".
Italian Cinema is the only complete and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language. New coverage from 1989 to the present includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful et al.), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Beauty), Franco Zeffirelli (Tea with Mussolini), Michael Radford (The Postman ÝIl postino¨), Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo), Maurizio Nichetti (The Bicycle Thief et al.), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, The Starmaker), and much more. The book has been extensively revised and updated, including all-new notes, bibliography, plus videocassette and DVD information.
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