Italian Cinema and Italian Terrorisms, 1970-2010
This is the first monograph in English on terrorism and film in Italy, a topic that is attracting the interest of a wide range of scholars of film, cultural studies and critical terrorism studies. It provides novel analytical categories for an intriguing corpus of films and offers careful accounts of works and genres as diverse as La meglio gioventú, Buongiorno, notte, the poliziottesco (cop film) and the commedia all’italiana. The author argues that fiction film can provide an effective frame for the elaboration of historical experience but that the cinema is symptomatic both of its time and of the codes of the medium itself – in terms of its elisions, omissions and evasions as well as its emphases. The book is a study of a body of films that has elaborated the experience of terrorism as a fascinating and even essential part of the heritage of modern Italy.
Preface: Tragedia all’italiana vii Acknowledgements xiii Chapter 1 Introduction: Italian Terrorisms/Italian Film 1 Chapter 2 Locations of Moro 27 Chapter 3 Filming Stragismo 79 Chapter 4 Patriarchy Postponed 125 Chapter 5 Sexing the Terror 155 Chapter 6 Constituencies of Memory 185 Chapter 7 Conclusion: Patrimonio all’italiana 229 vi Bibliography 249 Filmography 269 Index 273
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