Italian History and Film

Elective Courses

CINE 340 - Italian History and Film

ITAL 300

Modern Italy has added to the traditional belle arti of painting, sculpture and architecture new fields like fashion, industrial design and film. "Made in Italy" has come to stand all over the world for quality workmanship and fine design. Yet this same country has been involved in the last hundred years in two terrible world wars, a brutal fascist dictatorship, violence both political and criminal and a flood of emigration. In this course we will review that history, its triumphs and disasters, by combining film and written tests. Both media are equally important and ought to enrich each other. The weekly film is part of that work and you will be expected to do the assigned reading as well. This course will be open to seniors and juniors, and sophomores (with special permission).

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