Italian Silent Cinema (Paperback)

A Reader

By Giorgio Bertellini (Editor)

John Libbey & Company, 9780861966707, 401pp.

Publication Date: October 23, 2013

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Italian Silent Cinema: A Reader explores the largely forgotten world of Italian silent cinema, including its historical epics, comedies, serials, and romance melodramas. Thirty essays by leading scholars examine topics such as pre-cinema, international distribution, stardom, acting styles, literary adaptation, futurism, nonfiction filmmaking, and local exhibition. This groundbreaking and richly illustrated volume introduces scholars and students alike to a wealth of films, archival documents, and critical research. WINNER OF THE SOUTHWEST POPULAR AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION'S 2015 PETER C. ROLLINS BOOK AWARD IN THE CATEGORY OF FILM AND TELEVISION.

About the Author

Giorgio Bertellini is Associate Professor of Italian and Screen Arts and Cultures at the University of Michigan.