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CINE 240 - Introduction to Italian Cinema

COML 080 | ITAL 080
402 | T 6-9pm

This course will introduce major directors, movements, and genres in Italian cinema from World War II to the present. Both classic "auteurs" (Blasetti, Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Visconti, Antonioni) and newer directors (Olmi, Scola, Amelio, Moretti) will illustrate trends over the last fifty years through screenings of a variety of film types, from the historical drama to commedia all’italiana. The distinct national identity of Italian cinema will be emphasized with reference to the Risorgimento (Unification), Mussolini’s Fascism, regional diversity, gender roles, and minority communities. Readings will be on Italian cinema, modern Italian history, and the vocabulary of film analysis.