Italian Film

A Who's who

Italian Film

Italian cinema has been an influential, sometimes dominant, force in the world of filmmaking for over 100 years. Many world famous actors and production personnel have made their mark on the Italian screen. This is an encyclopedic reference and filmography to the nearly 5,000 people, Italians and foreigners, who have been involved in Italian filmmaking since 1896. Each entry provides brief biographical information on the person, along with full filmographic data on his or her films in Italy or for Italian filmmakers. The annotated title index includes Italian titles (and year) and English-language titles and alternate titles where appropriate. Conjoined to all of the title index references (to serially numbered personal entries), with the exception of acting credits, are mnemonic codes indicating specific areas of production (e.g., director, producer, camera, music, etc.).

Politics of the Visible

Writing Women, Culture, and Fascism

Politics of the Visible

Challenges assumptions about Italian women writers under fascism. In fascist Italy between the wars, a woman was generally an exemplary wife and mother or else. The "or else", mostly forgotten or overlooked in accounts of femininity under fascism, is what concerns Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Reading works by women of the period, Pickering-Iazzi shows how they refuted stereotypes that were imposed on them by the fascist regime and continue to be accepted and perpetuated into our day. The writers Pickering-Iazzi considers comprise both the popular and the critically acclaimed, including the illustrious Grazia Deledda (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926), Ada Negri, Sibilla Aleramo, Alba De Cespedes, Paola Drigo, Maria Goretti, and Antonia Pozzi. She situates their work -- short stories, romance novels, autobiographies, neorealist novels, poetry, and avant-garde writings -- not only within the context of fascist discourse but also within that of intellectuals and artists who did not keep to the fascist line. In each case, Pickering-Iazzi examines specific issues of gender and genre -- notions of women and the nation, rural life, the metropolis, technology, consumer culture, and modern forms of femininity and masculinity.

Women in italian cinema

@donna nel cinema italiano

Women in italian cinema


Book Bulletin

Book Bulletin


Il velo che ricopre le tenebre ed. Lusso

Il velo che ricopre le tenebre ed. Lusso

Quest'opera nasce in uno stile innovativo: i dialoghi come in un copione cinematografico costruiscono l'ordito della narrazione e disegnano appieno l'evoluzione del carattere complesso dei personaggi. Le descrizioni dei luoghi colgono come fotografie i momenti salienti della vicenda. Il tutto rendendo la narrazione simile allo svolgersi di un film. Cinque amici studenti, nel loro solito viaggio estivo, portano con se un misterioso libretto, composto unicamente da pagine bianche. Ma ad un tratto le pagine si riempiono di scritte inquietanti e l'incubo ha inizio. Ombre terrificanti assaliranno le anime piu belle in un crescendo di tensione che culminera una notte in una cattedrale deserta, tra passaggi segreti e botole nascoste, mentre una lugubre musica d'organo chiama a raccolta le anime dannate. In questo libro, dove l'amicizia e piu che un sentimento traspare l'idea dell'autore, testarda e tenace, che nessun uomo nasca per essere dannato, ne nasca per essere solo.