Cinema Italiano

Italian Cinema from A-Z
Tuesday, June 17TH, 2014 by
Antonioni to Zavattini: The essential A-Z of Italian Cinema   Fountain scene from La Dolce Vita   Antonioni, Michelangelo: Antonioni was born in Ferrara in 1912, and became a fashionable director in the 60s. He is also celebrated as an author, a screenwriter and painter and is...
Italian Comedies
Saturday, March 01TH, 2014 by
  I believe Italian movies are essential to understand how Italians live life. La commedia all' Italiana shows Italy in its most typical behaviours and attitudes, at times bringing them to the extreme, yet always with a touch of irony and a lot of poetic flair.   Read our intro about...
Italian Films that Won an Academy Award
Monday, July 18TH, 2011 by
HIstorically, Italy has given a lot to the art of filmmaking, and Americans have always been fascinated by the Cinema Italiano (Italian cinema), finding it inspiring and unique. Of course, the Academy has also been very sensitive to the films produced in Italy and, indeed, as today, Italy is...
Film dubbing
Wednesday, December 22TH, 2010 by
Woody Allen Voice: Oreste Lionello Italy has a long and strong tradition in film dubbing and lip syncing, to the point that it has probably developed the most important class of "dubbers" in the world. It all started with the first Italian films, where expressive actors who were not blessed with...
Italian Neorealism
Saturday, October 16TH, 2010 by
Italian Neorealism   Neorealim: Ladri di Biciclette Before the end of World War II and the fall of Mussolini's Fascist regime a different genre of Italian cinema emerged called Neorealism. The movement began in 1942 and took off in 1943. When the war ended Italy did not simply bounce back with...
The era of Italian comedy
Friday, October 15TH, 2010 by
  Italian Comedy emerged in Italy in the second half of the 1950s and later developed in the 1960s and ‘70s. It indicated a happy period when Italy produced many different kinds of comedy, all sharing common features such as satire, bourgeois settings, and characterized by a bittersweet approach...
Italian cinema between the World Wars
Tuesday, October 05TH, 2010 by
Scene from Thais Italy was the first country to create an avant-garde movement in film, Futurism. The Manifesto of Futurist cinema dates back to 1916 (though some experiments were occurring before then) and was signed by, among others, Filippo Marinetti, Armando Ginna, Bruno Corra, Giacomo Balla,...
Italian B Movies
Friday, October 01TH, 2010 by
The so-called B movies of 1960s and 1970s Italian cinema have recently seen a revival, thanks largely to Quentin Tarantino and our culture's post-modern tendency of digging out all that is old--especially the trashy--and making it new again. In fact, the trashier the better. In the 1980s, when...
The origins of Italian cinema
Friday, October 01TH, 2010 by
Moloch's Temple in Cabiria (from Wikipedia)   Like many other countries, the first films Italy produced were documentaries. Unlike today's, they were only a few seconds long and filmed with a simple camera; the subject matter was the news and celebrities of their time, mostly kings, emperors and...
Cinepanettoni: Italian Christmas Comedy Movies
Wednesday, September 29TH, 2010 by
Italian Cinema: Vacanze di Natale It all began in 1983 with Vacanze di Natale (Christmas Holidays), a comedy by Italian directors and screenwriters Carlo and Enrico Vanzina. The movie reunited most of the actors who played in the successful movies Sapore di Mare (Taste of the Sea, 1982) and...

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