Cinematic Uses of the Past

Cinematic Uses of the Past

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From the first, cinema has sustained a roman ce with the past. The nature of this attachment, and what it reveals about our culture and popular history, is the subje ct of Marcia Landy''s book. 'show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 144.78 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 498.95g
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • Minnesota, United States
  • English
  • Minnesota Archive Editions ed.
  • index
  • 0816628254
  • 9780816628254
  • 1,037,221

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Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible to scholars, students, researchers, and general readers. Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The books offered through Minnesota Archive Editions are produced in limited quantities according to customer demand and are available through select distribution more

About Marcia Landy

Marcia Landy is Distinguished Service Professor of English/Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh with a secondary appointment in the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. She teaches courses on film genres, film directors (e.g., Pasolini and Rossellini), national cinemas (e.g., British and Italian), film history and theory, cinema and the transnational, melodrama, and politics and film.Her articles on film have appeared in Screen, Post Script, Jump Cut, Cinema Journal, New German Critique, Critical Quarterly, Journal of Film and Video, Cine-Tracts, boundary 2, and in anthologies.Her books include Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema, 1929-1943; Imitations of Life: A Reader on Film and Television Melodrama; British Genres; Cinema and Society, 1930-1960; Cultures, Politics and the Writings of Antonio Gramsci; Queen Christina (with Amy Villarejo); Cinematic Uses of the Past, and The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in the Italian Cinema, 1930-1945, Italian Film, and The Historical Film: History and Memory in more

Table of contents

Folklore, memory and postcoloniality in Ousmane Sembene's films; "Which way is west?" - Americanism, history and the Italian western; the operatic as history - two Risorgimento narratives; sheets of the past - folklore, the biopic and "The scarlet empress"; "You remember Diana Dors, don't you?" - history, femininity, and the law in 1950s and 1980s British cinema; historical capital - mourning, melodrama and more