Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943

Cinema and Fascism: Italian Film and Society, 1922-1943


This learn considers Italian filmmaking through the Fascist period and gives an unique and revealing method of the interwar years. Steven Ricci without delay confronts a long-standing limitation confronted through cultural historians: whereas made in the course of a interval of totalitarian executive, those movies are neither propagandistic nor overtly "Fascist." as a substitute, the Italian Fascist regime tried to construct ideological consensus by means of erasing markers of sophistication and nearby distinction and by means of circulating phrases for an imaginary nationwide id. Cinema and Fascism investigates the complicated dating among the totalitarian regime and Italian cinema. It seems on the movies themselves, the undefined, and the position of cinema in way of life, and provides new insights into this significant yet missed interval in cinema history.

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