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CS92PROD
Italian Cinema After 1968
ITAL 250
Spring 2011
Section: 01  

This course, conducted in Italian, takes as its subject Italian cinema after the watershed year of 1968. The first half assesses Italian cinema in the light of the social upheaval beginning in the '60s, examining films with an eye on such themes as power and resistance, corruption and politics, eros and politics, feminism and the women's movement, and terrorism. The second half of the course focuses on several auteurs. Some of the filmmakers we will explore include Elio Petri, Bernardo Bertolucci, Marco Ferreri, Mario Martone, Marco Bellocchio, Gabriele Salvatores, Francesca Archibugi, and Nanni Moretti. How do the works of these filmmakers both reflect social change and engender it? How do the directors' formal choices inform their ideological positions? We end the course by examining films made since 2000 set in the late 60s and 1970s that reflect on the social turmoil that 1968 gave rise to.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Interpretation
In addition to the two essential capabilities listed as primary, students will also focus on speaking and, to a lesser degree, writing.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RLAN
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ITAL221
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ITST)(RMST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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