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New Neapolitan Cinema

Alex Marlow-Mann

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640669
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651214 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640669.001.0001
New Neapolitan Cinema

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Vito and the Others (1991), Death of a Neapolitan Mathematician (1992) and Libera (1993), the debuts of three young Neapolitan filmmakers, stood out dramatically from the landscape of Italian cinema in the early 1990s. On the back of their critical success, over the next decade and a half, Naples became a thriving centre for film production. This study of one of the most vital and stimulating currents in contemporary European cinema provides a detailed study of this distinct regional tradition. In tracing the movement's relationship with the popular musical melodramas previously produced in Naples, the book reveals how contemporary Neapolitan filmmakers have interrogated, subverted and reconfigured cinematic convention as part of a through-going re-examination of Neapolitan identity. The book analyses more than 45 contemporary Italian films, including Paolo Sorrentino's The Consequences of Love, Mario Martone's L'amore molesto, Antonio Capuano's Pianese Nunzio: 14 in May, and Vincenzo Marra's Sailing Home.

Keywords: Libera; Neapolitan filmmakers; Italian cinema; Naples; film production; European cinema; regional tradition; musical melodramas; cinematic convention; Neapolitan identity

Book.  256 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Film

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