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Author: Guy Maddin,Angela Dalle Vacche
ISBN: 0292717113
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Pages 330 pages
Publisher University of Texas Press; Pap/DVD edition (March 15, 2008)
Language English
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by Guy Maddin,Angela Dalle Vacche


Angela Dalle Vacche (Author), Guy Maddin (Foreword). Diva is a phenomenally rich archival, cultural, and theoretical source regarding early Italian cinema most specifically and European modernity in the early twentieth century more generally

Angela Dalle Vacche (Author), Guy Maddin (Foreword). Diva is a phenomenally rich archival, cultural, and theoretical source regarding early Italian cinema most specifically and European modernity in the early twentieth century more generally. Few film histories offer this kind of intellectual range, and I eagerly anticipate this book's impact on the field and its reverberation among other related disciplines. Jennifer M. Bean, Director of Cinema Studies and Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Comparative Literature, University of Washington).

In Diva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this . Acknowledgments: The Geography of a Book. Foreword by Guy Maddin.

In Diva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important "film" genre of the cinema that preceded the Great War of 1914-1918. She analyzes some seventy films, as well as the work of actresses such as Francesca Bertini, Lyda Borelli, and Pina Menichelli, to establish what the diva film contributed to the modernist development of the "new woman. Time Line: Cultural Events and the Diva Film. In early Italian cinema, diva meant a female star in a feature film that ran at least sixty minutes and included some close-ups for the heroine and a fairly static use of the camera.

In Diva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important "film" genre of the cinema that preceded the Great War of 1914-1918

In Diva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important "film" genre of the cinema that preceded the Great War of 1914-1918.

Angela Dalle Vacche is a professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her professional area of expertise is in film studies, with a focus on world cinema. She specialises in Italian cinema, with numerous books and publicized materials on the subject. She is especially interested in exploring the role of gender in Italian cinema

Home Browse Books Book details, Diva: Defiance and Passion in Early Italian. InDiva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important "film" genre of the cinema that preceded the Great War of 1914-1918.

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Angela Dalle Vacche, Guy Maddin. Winner, A Choice Outstanding Academic Book As scientific discoveries and technological advances radically modernized Europe around the turn of the twentieth century, artists of all types began questioning what it means to be human in an increasingly mechanistic world. Animated by a luminous goddess at its center, the diva film provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes.

Winner, A Choice Outstanding Academic Book

As scientific discoveries and technological advances radically modernized Europe around the turn of the twentieth century, artists of all types began questioning what it means to be human in an increasingly mechanistic world. Animated by a luminous goddess at its center, the diva film provided a forum for denouncing social evils and exploring new models of behavior among the sexes. These melodramas of courtship, seduction, marriage, betrayal, abandonment, child custody, and public reputation, to mention only a few themes, offered women a vision of—if not always a realistic hope for—emancipation and self-discovery.

In Diva, Angela Dalle Vacche offers the first authoritative study of this important "film" genre of the cinema that preceded the Great War of 1914-1918. She analyzes some seventy films, as well as the work of actresses such as Francesca Bertini, Lyda Borelli, and Pina Menichelli, to establish what the diva film contributed to the modernist development of the "new woman." Contrasting the Italian diva with the Hollywood vamp Theda Bara and the famous Danish star Asta Nielsen, Dalle Vacche shows how the diva oscillates between articulating Henri Bergson's vibrant life-force (élan vital) and representing the suffering figure of the Catholic mater dolorosa.

Taking readers on a fascinating tour that includes the Ballets Russes, orientalism, art nouveau, Futurism, fashion, prostitution, stunt women in the circus, aviation, anti-Semitism, colonialism, and censorship, Diva sheds important new light on the eccentric implantation of modernity in Italy, as well as on how, before World War I, the filmic image was associated with the powers of the occult and not with the Freudian unconscious, as has been argued until now.

Accompanying the book: Diva Dolorosa

Dutch filmmaker Peter Delpeut (Lyrical Nitrate) captures the spirit of the diva in this DVD of clips from early Italian films. Diva Dolorosa presents excerpts of fourteen films from the period 1914–1920, including Malombra, Rapsodia Satanica, and Il Fuoco. It features the work of actresses Lyda Borelli, Pina Menichelli, Francesca Bertini, Soava Gallone, and Elena Makowska.

Diva Dolorosa is a Nederlands Filmmuseum production made in coproduction with VPRO television and in collaboration with Cineteca del Comune di Bologna. The DVD was produced by Zeitgeist Films, Ltd.