Vital crises in Italian cinema : iconography, stylistics, politics /

Examining over 20 key works of the period, this book identifies and explores the major thematic crises at the heart of seminal films produced by the likes of Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michael Antonioni, and Federico Fellini.

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Bibliographic Details
Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Sitney, P. Adams.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition:1st paperback ed.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Rossellini's resistance
  • Visconti: the national language, dialect, and the southern question
  • De sica's and zavattini's neopopulism
  • Between the vital crises
  • Annus mirabilis
  • Antonioni's psychoanalysis of the "boom"
  • New wave neorealism: Pasolini, Olmi, Rosi
  • Conclusion.