Napoli, New York, Hollywood : film between Italy and the United States / Giuliana Muscio

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Type : Livre / Book

Langue / Language : anglais / English

ISBN : 978-0-8232-7938-8

Catalogue Worldcat

EAN : 9780823279388

Cinéma -- États-Unis -- Influence italienne

Cinéma et transnationalisme -- États-Unis

Américains d'origine italienne -- Au cinéma

Italie (sud) -- Au cinéma

Classification Dewey : 791.43089/51073

Collection : Critical studies in Italian America / New York : Fordham University Press , 2011-

Résumé / Abstract : La 4e de couverture indique : "Napoli/New York/Hollywood is an absorbing investigation of the significant impact that Italian immigrant actors, musicians, and directors--and the southern Italian stage traditions they embodied--have had on the history of Hollywood cinema and American media, from 1895 to the present day. In a unique exploration of the transnational communication between American and Italian film industries, media or performing arts as practiced in Naples, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, this groundbreaking book looks at the historical context and institutional film history from the illuminating perspective of the performers themselves--the workers who lend their bodies and their performance culture to screen representations. In doing so, the author brings to light the cultural work of families and generations of artists that has contributed not only to American film culture but also to the cultural construction and evolution of 'Italian-ness' over the past century"