Talk | Millicent Marcus

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:30pm

Millicent Marcus

What Lies Hidden Beneath the 'Blah Blah Blah': Paolo Sorrentino's La grande bellezza

La grande bellezza (2013) ending quote: "This is how it always ends. With death. But first there was life. Hidden beneath the blah, blah, blah..."

Millicent Marcus is a professor of Italian at Yale University. She specializes in Italian culture from the interdisciplinary perspectives of literature, history, and film. She is the author of An Allegory of Form: Literary Self-Consciousness in the Decameron (Stanford French and Italian Studies, l979), Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism (Princeton, l986), Filmmaking by the Book: Italian Cinema and Literary Adaptation (Johns Hopkins, l993), After Fellini: National Cinema in the Postmodern Age (Johns Hopkins, 2002), and Italian Film in the Shadow of Auschwitz (University of Toronto, 2007), as well as journal articles and encyclopedia entries on her fields of interest.

A talk in honor of Robert Cargni, Programmer, Film @ International House

A reception will follow in the English Faculty Lounge (135 Fisher-Bennett Hall).


This event has been made possible thanks to Cinema & Media Studies Program, Romance Languages Department, and Wolf Humanites Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

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