By Joseph Luzzi
A Cinema of Poetry brings Italian movie experiences into discussion with fields outdoors its traditional purview through displaying how motion pictures can give a contribution to our knowing of aesthetic questions that reach again to Homer. Joseph Luzzi considers the relation among movie and literature, specially the cinematic edition of literary assets and, extra mostly, the fields of rhetoric, media experiences, and glossy Italian culture.
The publication balances theoretical inquiry with shut readings of movies by means of the masters of Italian cinema: Roberto Rossellini, Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, and others. Luzzi's examine is the 1st to teach how Italian filmmakers handle such an important aesthetic concerns because the nature of the refrain, the relation among image and allegory, the literary prehistory of montage, and where of poetry in cinematic expression―what Pasolini referred to as the "cinema of poetry."
While Luzzi establishes how sure features of film―its hyperlink with technological procedures, capability for mass distribution, artificial virtues (and vices) because the so-called overall art―have reshaped centuries-long debates, A Cinema of Poetry additionally explores what's particular to the Italian paintings movie and, extra widely, Italian cinematic heritage. In different phrases, what makes this model of the artwork movie recognizably "Italian"?