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Cinema and Fascism : Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943.

Author/Creator:
Ricci, Steven.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, 2008.
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Book
1 online resource (249 pages)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Italy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This study considers Italian filmmaking during the Fascist era and offers an original and revealing approach to the interwar years. Steven Ricci directly confronts a long-standing dilemma faced by cultural historians: while made during a period of totalitarian government, these films are neither propagandistic nor openly "Fascist." Instead, the Italian Fascist regime attempted to build ideological consensus by erasing markers of class and regional difference and by circulating terms for an imaginary national identity. Cinema and Fascism investigates the complex relationship between the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema. It looks at the films themselves, the industry, and the role of cinema in daily life, and offers new insights into this important but neglected period in cinema history.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
1. Amnesia and Historical Memory
2. The Political Economy of Italian Cinema, 1922-1943
3. Leisure Time, Historiography, and Spectatorship
4. Italy and America: Fascination and (Re)Negotiation
5. The Fascist Codex
Epilogue: Resistance and the Return of the Local
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Ricci, Steven Cinema and Fascism
ISBN:
9780520941281
9780520253568
OCLC:
733997345