Italian Cinema

Sort by: ascending descending
Show books per page
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
Pasolini: The Sacred Flesh
By Stefania Benini

Benini illuminates the radical politics embedded within Pasolini’s adoption of Christian themes.

Published Sep 2015
Enlightening Encounters: Photography in Italian Literature
Enlightening Encounters: Photography in Italian Literature
Edited by Giorgia Alù and Nancy Pedri

Enlightening Encounters traces the impact of photography on Italian literature from the medium’s invention in 1839 to the present day.

Published Jan 2015
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
The Sopranos: Born Under a Bad Sign
By Franco Ricci

In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes

Published Jun 2014
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
Schooling in Modernity: The Politics of Sponsored Films in Postwar Italy
By Paola Bonifazio

Paola Bonifazio investigates the ways in which films sponsored by Italian and American government agencies promoted a particular vision of modernization and industry and functioned as tools to govern the Italian people.

Published May 2014
Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes
Inspiring Fellini: Literary Collaborations Behind the Scenes
By Federico Pacchioni

Pacchioni explores the dynamics of Fellini’s cinematic collaborations through analyses of the writers’ independently produced works, their contributions to the conceptualization of the films, and their conversations with Fellini himself, found in public and private archival sources.

Published Jan 2014
Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film
Federico Fellini: Painting in Film, Painting on Film
By Hava Aldouby

Aldouby employs an innovative pictorial approach that allows her to uncover a wealth of visual evocations overlooked by Fellini scholars over the years.

Published Nov 2013
Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium
Unfinished Business: Screening the Italian Mafia in the New Millennium
By Dana Renga

Unfinished Business is the first book to examine Italian mafia cinema of the past decade.

Published Aug 2013
The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod: Reflections of Cinema in Early Twentieth-Century Italy
The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod: Reflections of Cinema in Early Twentieth-Century Italy
by Michael Syrimis

The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod traces the encounter of Italy’s writers with cinema, and in doing so offers vibrant new perspectives on the country’s early twentieth-century culture.

Published Jul 2012
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Mafia Movies: A Reader
Edited by Dana Renga

Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films.

Published Apr 2011
Marco Bellocchio: The Cinematic I in the Political Sphere
Marco Bellocchio: The Cinematic I in the Political Sphere

by Clodagh J. Brook

Including work on psychoanalysis, politics, film production, autobiography, and the relationship between film tradition and contemporary culture, Marco Bellocchio touches on fundamental issues in film analysis.

Published Apr 2010