History of the Italian Cinema

ITLN/HIST/ART370, 470 (2, 2qh credits) | offered Academic Year

Soon after the Second World War ended, the world became familiar with the Italian cinema. During the following years of economic boom various expressions of the Italian comedy were born. The results although sometimes strange and unrefined, were groundbreaking expressions of comedy and satire. Our course will go through a selection of typical Italian cinema accompanied by comments and explanations together with film projections. From touching and rough Neorealist stories to contemporary satirical ones, including the revolutionary interpretation of Italian western movies.