By Joseph Luzzi
A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie experiences into discussion with fields outdoor its ordinary purview through displaying how motion pictures 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, specifically the cinematic variation of literary assets and, extra more often than not, the fields of rhetoric, media experiences, and sleek Italian culture.
The booklet balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies via 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 examine is the 1st to teach how Italian filmmakers handle such the most important aesthetic concerns 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 known as the "cinema of poetry."
While Luzzi establishes how definite features of film—its hyperlink with technological methods, 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 largely, Italian cinematic historical past. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?
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