Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema

Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema

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qCottino-Jones is to be applauded for her huge undertaking: an examination of a hundred years of Italian cinema through the lens of the representation of women. This is an important and necessary study that brings into relief, among other topics, the issue of stardom in order to tackle the issue of female representation.q - Giorgio Bertellini, author of Italy in Early American Cinema and editor of The Cinema of Italy qCottino-Jones's long awaited Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema is a clear, compelling, and innovative study which offers an exciting paradigm for examining women's issues in Italian cinema from the silent and early sound period to the present.q - Carlo Celli, Professor, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Bowling Green State University.Furthermore, the film used an unusual structure, an episodic one, similar to a collection of short stories in narrative prose. PaisAn became a prototype for other films that use the same method. ... introducing different characters, mostly Allied soldiers, Partisans, Germans, fascists, and Italian common people, including women and children. ... as an expert in shortcuts and unfrequented paths, is chosen by the villagers as a guide for the Americans to help them avoid the dangerous terrainanbsp;...

Title:Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema
Author: Marga Cottino-Jones
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2010-02-16

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