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Dante, cinema, and television / edited by Amilcare A. Iannucci.

Publication:
Toronto, [Ontario] ; Buffalo, [New York] ; London, [England] : University of Toronto Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (264 p.)
Series:
Toronto Italian studies.
Toronto Italian Studies
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Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Italy.
Dante Alighieri, 1265-1321 -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri (1265?1321) is one of the seminal works of western literature. Its impact on modern culture has been enormous, nourishing a plethora of twentieth century authors from Joyce and Borges to Kenzaburo Oe. Although Dante's influence in the literary sphere is well documented, very little has been written on his equally determining role in the evolution of the visual media unique to our times, namely, cinema and television. Dante, Cinema, and Television corrects this oversight.The essays, from a broad range of disciplines, cover the influence of the Divine Comedy from cinema's silent era on through to the era of sound and the advent of television, as well as its impact on specific directors, actors, and episodes, on national/regional cinema and television, and on genres. They also consider the different modes of appropriation by cinema and television. Dante, Cinema, and Television demonstrates the many subtle ways in which Dante's Divine Comedy has been given 'new life' by cinema and television, and underscores the tremendous extent of Dante's staying power in the modern world.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Dante and Hollywood / Iannucci, Amilcare A.
Early Cinema, Dante's Inferno of 1911, and the Origins of Italian Film Culture / Welle, John P.
The Helios-Psiche Dante Trilogy / Colonnese Benni, Vittoria
Back to the Future: Dante and the Languages of Post-war Italian Film / Waller, Marguerite R.
Beginning to Think about Salò / Lesperance, Gabrielle
The Off-Screen Landscape: Dante's Ravenna and Antonioni's Red Desert / Kirkham, Victoria
Spencer Williams and Dante: An African-American Filmmaker at the Gates of Hell / Looney, Dennis
Television, Translation, and Vulgarization: Reflections on Phillips' and Greenaway's A TV Dante / Taylor, Andrew
Dopo Tanto Veder: Pasolini's Dante after the Disappearance of the Fireflies / Rumble, Patrick
'Non Senti Come Tutto Questo Ti Assomiglia?' Fellini's Infernal Circles / Fink, Guido
Dante and Canadian Cinema / Tulk, John
Dante and Cinema: Film across a Chasm / Testa, Bart
Dante by Heart and Dante Declaimed: The 'Realization' of the Comedy on Italian Radio and Television / Caputo, Ring
Notes on Contributors
Index of Films
Index of Names
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Iannucci, Amilcare A., editor.
ISBN:
0-8020-8827-9
1-281-99624-6
9786611996246
1-4426-7370-2
OCLC:
923071047
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442673700 doi