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Diva : defiance and passion in early Italian cinema

Author: Angela Dalle Vacche
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As scientific discoveries and technological advances radically modernized Europe around the turn of the twentieth century, artists began questioning what it means to be human in an increasingly  Read more...

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Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Dalle Vacche
ISBN: 9780292716612 0292716613 9780292717114 0292717113
OCLC Number: 801265065
Notes: DVD title: Diva dolorosa, a film by Peter Delpeut.
Description: xviii, 310 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
Contents: Silent divas of Italian cinema / Guy Maddin --
The geography of a book --
Cultural events and the diva film --
Mater Dolorosa --
Theory and technology --
The shape of time: Élan Vital and Memento Mori --
Laocoön's filmstrips: classicism, Marxism, Vitalism --
Orientalism: Ballets Russes, occultism, Canudo --
Wings of desire: aviation, fashion, circus stunts --
History and analysis --
Acting: prostitution, vertigo, close-up --
Modern women: minor stars and the short film --
Tropes: obsessions and traumas of a genre --
Nino Oxilia: blue blood and satanic rhapsody --
Beyond the femme fatale --
Biographical profiles of actresses.
Other Titles: DIVA DOLOROSA (DVD)
Responsibility: by Angela Dalle Vacche ; foreword by Guy Maddin.
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