By Joseph Luzzi
A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie reviews into discussion with fields outdoor its traditional purview through exhibiting how movies can give a contribution to our realizing of aesthetic questions that extend again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, in particular the cinematic model of literary resources and, extra quite often, the fields of rhetoric, media reviews, and glossy Italian culture.
The ebook balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of flicks 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 deal with 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 referred to as the "cinema of poetry."
While Luzzi establishes how convinced traits 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 paintings movie and, extra commonly, Italian cinematic historical past. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?
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A Cinema of Poetry by Joseph Luzzi