Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen

Italian Women Filmmakers and the Gendered Screen

Aine O'Healy, “Italian Feminism and Women's Filmmaking: Intersections 1975–
1995,”http://tell.fll.purdue.edu/RLAArchive/1995/Italian html/O'Healy,Aine.htm(
accessedOctober 25,2012). Theauthor tracesa vivid situation on theactivity ...

Author: Maristella Cantini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137336514

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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Featuring essays by top scholars and interviews with acclaimed directors, this book examines Italian women's authorship in film and their visions of reality. The contributors use feminist film criticism in the analysis of their works and give direct voices to the artists who are constantly excluded by the conventional Italian film criticism.
Categories: Performing Arts

Italian Motherhood on Screen

Italian Motherhood on Screen

(2013). Inclinazioni: Critica della rettitudine. Milan: Raffaello Cortina Editore.
Cecchini, F. (2013). Alina Marazzi's women: A director in search of herself
through a female genealogy. In M. Cantini (ed.), Filmmakers and the gendered
screen (pp.

Author: Giovanna Faleschini Lerner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319566757

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 293

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This book is the first scholarly analysis that considers the specificity of situated experiences of the maternal from a variety of theoretical perspectives. From “Fertility Day” to “Family Day,” the concept of motherhood has been at the center of the public debate in contemporary Italy, partly in response to the perceived crisis of the family, the economic crisis, and the crisis of national identity, provoked by the forces of globalization and migration, secularization, and the instability of labor markets. Through essays by an international cohort of established and emerging scholars, this volume aims to read these shifts in cinematic terms. How does Italian cinema represent, negotiate, and elaborate changing definitions of motherhood in narrative, formal, and stylistic terms? The essays in this volume focus on the figures of working mothers, women who opt for a child-free adulthood, single mothers, ambivalent mothers, lost mothers, or imperfect mothers, who populate contemporary screen narratives.
Categories: Performing Arts

Reframing Italy

Reframing Italy

This book, with its accompanying video interviews, explores the filmmakers’ challenging relationship with a highly patriarchal cinema industry.

Author: Bernadette Luciano

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781612492957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In recent years, Italian cinema has experienced a quiet revolution: the proliferation of films by women. But their thought-provoking work has not yet received the attention it deserves. Reframing Italy fills this gap. The book introduces readers to films and documentaries by recognized women directors such as Cristina Comencini, Wilma Labate, Alina Marazzi, Antonietta De Lillo, Marina Spada, and Francesca Comencini, as well as to filmmakers whose work has so far been undeservedly ignored. Through a thematically based analysis supported by case studies, Luciano and Scarparo argue that Italian women filmmakers, while not overtly feminist, are producing work that increasingly foregrounds female subjectivity from a variety of social, political, and cultural positions. This book, with its accompanying video interviews, explores the filmmakers’ challenging relationship with a highly patriarchal cinema industry. The incisive readings of individual films demonstrate how women’s rich cinematic production reframes the aesthetic of their cinematic fathers, re-positions relationships between mothers and daughters, functions as a space for remembering women’s (hi)stories, and highlights pressing social issues such as immigration and workplace discrimination. This original and timely study makes an invaluable contribution to film studies and to the study of gender and culture in the early twenty-first century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Feminisms in the Cinema

Feminisms in the Cinema

"Feminisms in the Cinema provides a platform for both women filmmakers and the women who analyze their films.

Author: Laura Pietropaolo

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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"Feminisms in the Cinema provides a platform for both women filmmakers and the women who analyze their films." -- Bloomsbury Review "... invaluable... [demonstrates] how gender and genre intersect... how feminisms are flourishing, at home and abroad." -- Women's Review of Books Well-known feminist theorists juxtapose their work with that of women filmmakers. Each writer addresses some aspect of marginality, discussing it as a political strategy and as a challenge to power structures.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women Filmmakers

Women Filmmakers

What difference does it make when a woman wields the camera? Women Filmmakers: Refocusing casts a critical eye on the often-overlooked work of women filmmakers.

Author: Jacqueline Levitin

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774809035

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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What difference does it make when a woman wields the camera? Women Filmmakers: Refocusing casts a critical eye on the often-overlooked work of women filmmakers. It provides a rich sampling of the wealth of thought and experience of women in the film industry and brings together in a unique way the views of creators and critics from around the world.
Categories: Performing Arts

Quill Quire

Quill   Quire

WHI , Oct. THE GENDERED SCREEN : Canadian Women Filmmakers , Brenda
Austin - Smith & George Melnyk , eds . ... ANV , Oct. MANGIA WITH QUATTRO :
Family - style italian from the Heart , Antonio Corsi , Patrick Corsi , and Tanis ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556039241146

Category: Book industries and trade

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Categories: Book industries and trade

Italian Americana

Italian Americana

In Tarantella and Household Saints the gendered labor of housework is
foregrounded , and emphasis is placed on documenting the ... Directors like
Savoca and de Michiel create unsentimental images of Italian American
assimilation experiences , and therefore more ... That is , the historical absence
helps perpetuate a myth visualized on screen that Italian American women did
not work at all , a myth ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106020403983

Category: Italian Americans

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Categories: Italian Americans

Women in the International Film Industry

Women in the International Film Industry

The chapter Experiencing Male Dominance in Swedish Film Production” is available open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License via link.springer.com.

Author: Susan Liddy

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030390709

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 340

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This book is about the struggle for gender equality in film industries across seventeen countries. Little is known about contemporary activism outside of Hollywood and this collection aims to fill this crucial gap in our knowledge. Contributors from countries as diverse as Iceland, New Zealand and Ireland evaluate their respective industries by establishing the scale of gender inequality with reference to structural inequalities, discrimination, unconscious bias and gendered power relations. The collection addresses the extent to which gender equality is tackled, with a focus on female practitioners— screenwriters, directors, producers, cinematographers and editors. Significantly, it addresses the surge of recent activism in the aftermath of MeToo and Times Up and the variety of responses from funding bodies throughout the world. The book makes a valuable contribution to international debates. It offers academics, students, activists, policy makers, practitioners and film goers a comprehensive insight into the impact of gender equality demands across the globe and positions them within specific historical and cultural contexts. It also establishes a solid foundation for further research.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women Desire and Power in Italian Cinema

Women  Desire  and Power in Italian Cinema

Comprehensive in scope, this book analyzes the films of internationally known male and female directors, such as Antonioni, Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, Benigni, Cavani, Wertmuller, Comencini, and Archibugi.

Author: M. Cottino-Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230105485

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Women, Desire, and Power in Italian Cinema offers, for the first time in Italian Cinema criticism, a contextual study of the representation of women in twentieth-century Italian films. Marga Cottino-Jones argues that the ways women are depicted on screen reflects a subconscious "sexual conservatism" typical of an Italian society rooted within a patriarchal ideology. The book then follows the slow but constant process of social awareness in the Italian society through women in film, especially after the 1950s. Comprehensive in scope, this book analyzes the films of internationally known male and female directors, such as Antonioni, Fellini, Rossellini, Visconti, Bertolucci, Benigni, Cavani, Wertmuller, Comencini, and Archibugi. Special consideration is given to the actresses and actors that have become the icons of Italian femininity and masculinity, such as Sofia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Silvana Mangano, Gian Carlo Giannini, Marcello Mastroianni, and Alberto Sordi.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Independent

The Independent

This identification doesn ' t liberate the female spectator by allowing her to take
on cross - gender roles ; rather , she projects herself ... vague , and films by
contemporary women filmmakers in a montage that at once denaturalizes film
and allows for pleasurable viewing . ... up the midsection of Off Screen , "
Criticism : Theory / Practice , " where several essays elaborate different strains of
Italian feminists ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122757334

Category: Experimental films

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Categories: Experimental films

Italy on Screen

Italy on Screen

Selected papers presented at the Italy on Screen Conference, held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, in 2007.

Author: Lucy Bolton

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039114166

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 217

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Selected papers presented at the Italy on Screen Conference, held at the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London, in 2007.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women Filmmakers Their Films

Women Filmmakers   Their Films

Frieden , Sandra , Gender and German Cinema : Feminist Interventions —
Volume II : German Film History / German History on Film , Oxford , 1993 . ...
Pellizzari , L . , and others , “ Speciale anni di piombo , ” in Cineforum ( Bergamo ,
Italy ) , March 1982 . ... This is most evident in the Personalike scene in prison in
which , thanks to the glass screen between them and the way the scene is filmed
, Juliane ...

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020177726

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 573

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This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b & w portraits and stills.
Categories: Performing Arts

Women and Experimental Filmmaking

Women and Experimental Filmmaking

Taken together, these essays comprise a sustained analysis of the conjunction of aesthetics and politics in the work of both pioneer and contemporary experimental women filmmakers.

Author: Jean Petrolle

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252030060

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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Acting as a corrective to the skewed avant-garde history that neglects women, Women and Experimental Filmmaking gathers essays by some of the top scholars in cinema studies dealing with women experimental filmmakers. Tracking the topic across racial, economic, geographic, and even temporal boundaries, Jean Petrolle and Virginia Wexman's selections reflect the deep diversity of methodologies and research. The introduction sets out by addressing the basic difficulties of both historiography and definition before providing a historical overview of how these particular filmmakers have helped shape moviemaking traditions. The essays explore the major theoretical controversies that have arisen around the work of groundbreaking women such as Leslie Thornton, Su Friedrich, Nina Menkes, and Faith Hubley. With the filmmakers re-presentations of women's subjectivity ranging across film, video, digital media, ethnography, animation, and collage, Women and Experimental Filmmaking represents the full spectrum of genres, techniques, and modes. Taken together, these essays comprise a sustained analysis of the conjunction of aesthetics and politics in the work of both pioneer and contemporary experimental women filmmakers.
Categories: Performing Arts

New Literature on Women

New Literature on Women

135-154 . populärmusik ; video Rollet , Brigitte : Two women filmmakers speak
out : Serrau and Balasko and the inheritance of May '68 . ... I : Screen 38 ( 1997 ) :
1 , s . 25-41 . ... S. 70-78 . kolonialism ; kropp ; populärkultur ; rasism Tinagli ,
Paola : Women in Italian Renaissance art : gender , representation , identity .

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ISBN: UVA:X030197726

Category: Women

Page:

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Categories: Women

Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian Culture

Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian Culture

This volume investigates the ways in which Italian women writers, filmmakers, and performers have represented female identity across genres from the immediate post-World War II period to the turn of the twenty-first century.

Author: Virginia Picchietti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319408354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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This volume investigates the ways in which Italian women writers, filmmakers, and performers have represented female identity across genres from the immediate post-World War II period to the turn of the twenty-first century. Considering genres such as prose, poetry, drama, and film, these essays examine the vision of female agency and self-actualization arising from women artists’ critique of female identity. This dual approach reveals unique interpretations of womanhood in Italy spanning more than fifty years, while also providing a deep investigation of the manipulation of canvases historically centered on the male subject. With its unique coupling of generic and thematic concerns, the volume contributes to the ever expanding female artistic legacy, and to our understanding of postwar Italian women’s evolving relationship to the narration of history, gender roles, and these artists’ use and revision of generic convention to communicate their vision.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ethnic Groups

Ethnic Groups

In At Full Speed : Hong Kong Cinema in a Borderless Susannah Radstone ; The
St. James Women Filmmakers ... Off Screen : Women London : I. B. Tauris , 2002
. and Film in Italy . ... Women through the Lens : Gender and Nation in a 1991 .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000006929763

Category: Aliens

Page: 422

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A collection of articles illustrating the diversity of origins of the American people.
Categories: Aliens

Politics and Culture in Post war Italy

Politics and Culture in Post war Italy

In fact , the neorealist movement did mark a break with the gender conventions of
earlier Italian cinema , with , for instance , more substantial female characters
appearing on the screen ( in the past , women had tended to perform a typical ...

Author: Linda Risso

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105127408156

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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Features articles by British, Irish and Italian young researchers working on various aspects of Italian Studies defined since the end of World War II. This volume offers insights into several aspects of post-war Italian culture and introduces perspectives on literature, women's studies, cinema, history and politics.
Categories: Political Science