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The Resource Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema, Antonio Vitti

Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema, Antonio Vitti

Label
Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema
Title
Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema
Statement of responsibility
Antonio Vitti
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the founding fathers of the Neo-realist movement and a Communist dedicated to populist filmmaking, Guiseppe De Santis (b. 1917) has been a significant force in Italian cinema. In spite of his crucial contribution De Santis has received little critical recognition and his work has been largely excluded from the canon of traditional cinematic teaching. In this first book-length study of De Santis, Antonio Vitti explores the filmmaker's life and work, and addresses why he has been marginalized as a result of the politics of critical reception in Italian cinema and within the academy. Through critical analysis of such films as Riso amaro (Bitter Rice), Non c'è pace tra gli ulivi ( No Peace Among the Olives), and Cesta Duga Godinu Dana (The One-Year-Long Road), Vitti offers an informative profile of a director who refused to compromise what were often unpopular political and aesthetic principles. De Santis emerged as a strong opponent of government censorship in Fascist Italy and strove throughout his career to remain faithful to his political objectives: to create a genuine popular narrative voice, and to offer, through filmmaking, a form of entertainment for the masses and a means of promoting social and political change. At the same time, possessed of considerable technical abilities and a passion for formalized beauty and sensuality, De Santis resisted the rigid rules for socio-realistic representation dictated by the Soviet Union. He conformed neither to the mainstream nor to the leftist critical expectations of his day. He anticipated, in his own critical approach, the direction of contemporary film theory, and focused on the role of the medium itself as a means of mass communication and a repository of collective imagination.Vitti draws on his extensive personal interviews with De Santis as well as on the latter's previously unpublished writings. This volume captures the intelligence, passion, aesthetic flair, and occasionally fiery temperament of this important filmmaker
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOTU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vitti, Antonio
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • De Santis, Giuseppe
  • De Santis, Giuseppe
  • De Santis, Giuseppe
  • Motion pictures
  • Realism in motion pictures
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Cinéma
  • Réalisme au cinéma
  • Producteurs et réalisateurs de cinéma
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion pictures
  • Realism in motion pictures
  • Italy
  • Neorealismus
  • Filmproduzent
  • Italien
  • Films
  • Film
Label
Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema, Antonio Vitti
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Filmography, Giuseppe De Santis ..."--Page [201]-209
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • De Santis behind the Camera
  • 5.
  • And Then Came Silvana: Riso amaro (1949)
  • 6.
  • Myth and Reality among the Shepherds of Ciociaria: Non c'e pace tra gli ulivi (1950)
  • 7.
  • The Stairway of Dreams and Illusions: Roma, Ore 11 (1952)
  • 8.
  • Could an Italian Male Marry an Everyman's Woman? Un marito per Anna Zaccheo (1953)
  • Foreword: Giuseppe De Santis: An Introduction
  • 9.
  • Honeymoon on a Bicycle: Giorni d'amore (1954)
  • 10.
  • A Fable of 'I Lupari, ' a Vanished Breed: Uomini e lupi (1957)
  • 11.
  • De Santis's Conception of Cinematic Realism: Cesta Duga Godina Dana/La strada lunga un anno (1958)
  • 12.
  • The End of the Bourgeois Family or Repugnance for a Transformed Society? La Garconniere (1960)
  • 13.
  • March On or Die: Italiani brava gente (1964)
  • Ben Lawton
  • 1.
  • De Santis's Early Years: From Fondi to Rome
  • 2.
  • A Member of the Cinema Circle
  • 3.
  • A Dream Comes True: From Cinema to Ossessione
Control code
ocn244767769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 220 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675353
Lccn
96154392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jwws6
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767769
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Giuseppe De Santis and postwar Italian cinema, Antonio Vitti
Publication
Note
"Filmography, Giuseppe De Santis ..."--Page [201]-209
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • De Santis behind the Camera
  • 5.
  • And Then Came Silvana: Riso amaro (1949)
  • 6.
  • Myth and Reality among the Shepherds of Ciociaria: Non c'e pace tra gli ulivi (1950)
  • 7.
  • The Stairway of Dreams and Illusions: Roma, Ore 11 (1952)
  • 8.
  • Could an Italian Male Marry an Everyman's Woman? Un marito per Anna Zaccheo (1953)
  • Foreword: Giuseppe De Santis: An Introduction
  • 9.
  • Honeymoon on a Bicycle: Giorni d'amore (1954)
  • 10.
  • A Fable of 'I Lupari, ' a Vanished Breed: Uomini e lupi (1957)
  • 11.
  • De Santis's Conception of Cinematic Realism: Cesta Duga Godina Dana/La strada lunga un anno (1958)
  • 12.
  • The End of the Bourgeois Family or Repugnance for a Transformed Society? La Garconniere (1960)
  • 13.
  • March On or Die: Italiani brava gente (1964)
  • Ben Lawton
  • 1.
  • De Santis's Early Years: From Fondi to Rome
  • 2.
  • A Member of the Cinema Circle
  • 3.
  • A Dream Comes True: From Cinema to Ossessione
Control code
ocn244767769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 220 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442675353
Lccn
96154392
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jwws6
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244767769
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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