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Italian Cinema After 1968
ITAL 250
Fall 2013 not offered

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 1960s, 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 1960s and 1970s that reflect on the social turmoil that 1968 gave rise to.
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)

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