L'Italia allo Specchio: Quaranta Anni di Cinema Civile

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Title
L'Italia allo Specchio: Quaranta Anni di Cinema Civile
Contributors
Natoli, Marco (creator)
Riva, Massimo (Director)
Oldcorn, Anthony (Reader)
Stewart-Steinberg, Suzanne (Reader)
Brown University. Italian Studies (sponsor)
Doi
10.7301/Z04F1P0F
Copyright Date
2011
Abstract
The primary objective of my dissertation is to frame a new paradigm for the critical assessment of Italian political film (Cinema Civile) starting from the postwar years to the present days. Throughout the decades, well after the disappearance of neorealist film, Italian filmmakers have consistently continued to produce influential works that are charged with explicit political meaning, and that publicly denounce political scandals, or condemn corrupt institutions. I map out this phenomenon in a socio-political, as well as artistic, fashion. Through an historical and chronological lens, I classify all analyzed texts (filmic and extra-filmic) into well-defined time frames, or decades, a sequential layout that allows me to frame the artistic evolution of Cinema Civile within the social, cultural and political background of all the analyzed periods, and to underscore its relevance in the history of Italian film and its symbolic place in the cultural context at large.
Keywords
Film History
Italian History
Political films
Notes
Thesis (Ph.D. -- Brown University (2011)
Extent
vi, 196 p.

Citation

Natoli, Marco, "L'Italia allo Specchio: Quaranta Anni di Cinema Civile" (2011). Italian Studies Theses and Dissertations. Brown Digital Repository. Brown University Library. https://doi.org/10.7301/Z04F1P0F

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