Stardom, Italian Style : Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema
The phenomenon of the diva in the early European cinema, the invention of new stars in the sound cinema, the postwar impact on stardom through the introduction of changing forms of narration in popular genres, and the contributions to the changing faces of stardom through the films and the personas of such auteurs as Rosselini, Visconti, Fellini, and Pasolini are examined in Stardom, Italian Style. Landy's genealogy of Italian star images identifies their connections to social history, landscape and geography, conceptions of femininity and masculinity, the physical and virtual body, regionalism, technology, and leisure.
- Paperback | 312 pages
- 154 x 234 x 22mm | 498.95g
- 01 Apr 2008
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 35 b&w illus.
Other books in this series
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Table of contents
1. Eloquent Bodies: The Cinema of Divismo
2. The Stars Talk
3. Stars amidst the Ruins: The Old and the New
4. Popular Genres and Stars
5. Starring Directors and Directing Stars: The Cinematic Landscape and Its Changing Bodies
Epilogue: An End to Stardom?
contains valuable insights that Italian film specialists will enjoy. * Film & History *
About Marcia Landy