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By Joseph Luzzi

A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie reviews into discussion with fields outdoors its ordinary purview by way of exhibiting how motion pictures can give a contribution to our realizing of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, specially the cinematic version of literary assets and, extra in general, the fields of rhetoric, media experiences, and sleek Italian culture.

The e-book 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 sure characteristics of film—its hyperlink with technological strategies, capability for mass distribution, man made 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 greatly, Italian cinematic historical past. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?

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