By Joseph Luzzi
A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie stories into discussion with fields outdoor its ordinary purview through displaying how movies can give a contribution to our figuring out of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, in particular the cinematic variation of literary resources and, extra mostly, the fields of rhetoric, media stories, and sleek Italian culture.
The booklet balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies through the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's learn is the 1st to teach how Italian filmmakers deal with such an important aesthetic matters because the nature of the refrain, the relation among image and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and where of poetry in cinematic expression—what Pasolini referred to as the "cinema of poetry."
While Luzzi establishes how convinced traits of film—its hyperlink with technological procedures, means for mass distribution, artificial virtues (and vices) because the so-called overall art—have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry additionally explores what's particular to the Italian artwork movie and, extra generally, Italian cinematic historical past. In different phrases, what makes this model of the paintings movie recognizably "Italian"?
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