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Di Martino, Alex

Overview
Works: 9 works in 10 publications in 1 language and 17 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PN1995.9.L6, 791.436
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Publications about Alex Di Martino
Publications by Alex Di Martino
Most widely held works by Alex Di Martino
Film genre ( visu )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A part of a series of documentaries exploring major movies that have defined a particular film genre, such as western, science fiction, heist, epics, World War II & romance. Examples from around the world and from different time periods illustrate the themes and influences which create a genre
Film genre ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Biblical & classical stories have been responsible for some of the grandest films throughout movie history. Hollywood has produced such epics as The Ten Commandments and Spartacus and low budget Italian "peplum" movies introduced the bodybuilder hero to cinema with Mr Universe Steve Reeves & Michael Cacoyannis. Although the genre almost disappeared for 30 years, recent advances in digital technology allow directors to recreate the ancient world without massive sets - Gladiator's global success is testament to how popular the genre can still be. Films include: The Ten Commandments - Ben Hur - The Gospel According to Matthew (Il Vangelo secondo Matteo) - Spartacus - Hercules Unchained - Gladiator - Iphigenia
Film genre Word War II ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the WW II genre. It begins with the British wartime film 'In Which We Serve' and proceeds to take in the groundbreaking neo-realistic 'Rome the Open City' that came to symbolise the wartime Italy and the classically beautiful and yet extremely brutal 'Fires on the Plain', one of the first and most controversial Japanese post-war, war films. The '80s yielded 'Come and See, ' a heart-wrenching Russian film about a teenager witnessing German atrocities in Belorussia, and 'Das Boot, ' the German film about U-boats and the futility of war. The program concludes with our times and the story of Private Ryan
Heist ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The heist has been the centre of many of the greatest films in cinematic history. Examples of this popular genre include Stanley's Kubrick's The Killing influenced by classic film noir but retold in documentary style, Jules Dassin's Rififi featuring a classic heist sequence and the 1960's stylish caper films such as The Italian Job & Topkapi. The more violent heists of Hong Kong cinema became a source for Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and the recent re-invention of gangster films. Films include: Brief Encounter - Some Like It Hot - And God Created Woman (Et Dien Crea La Femme) - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Ieri, Oggi, Domani) - Annie Hall - Jamon, Jamon
The western ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
One of the most popular and widespread of movie genre, Westerns follow the classic storyline of individual fighting against lawlessness and evil played out to expansive backdrops and scenery in films such as Stagecoach and Shane. Global successes such as The Magnificent Seven, Fistful of Dollars and Butch Cassidy won worldwide acclaim and more recently Clint Eastwood's Unforgiven have defined movies as a formidable force in modern cinema. Films include: Stagecoach - Shane - The Seven Samurai - The Magnificent Seven -The Good, the Bad & the Ugly - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Unforgiven
The history of epic religious films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Early filmmakers were quick to realise the potential of epic religious movies. They lured their audience away from church at a time when religious groups didn't approve of dancing or gambling. Such films included Cecil B. De Mille's original Ben-Hur (1929), and the even earlier Italian epic Cabiria (1914), in which the heroine is threatened with human sacrifice in the temple of Moloch. Spiralling costs sidelined the epic for more than 30 years, but advances in digital technology underpinned the making of Gladiator (2000). Its success is testament to the epic's continuing appeal
The history of World War Two films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the WW II genre. It begins with the British wartime film 'In Which We Serve' and proceeds to take in the groundbreaking neo-realistic 'Rome the Open City' that came to symbolise the wartime Italy and the classically beautiful and yet extremely brutal 'Fires on the Plain', one of the first and most controversial Japanese post-war, war films. The '80s yielded 'Come and See, ' a heart-wrenching Russian film about a teenager witnessing German atrocities in Belorussia, and 'Das Boot, ' the German film about U-boats and the futility of war. The program concludes with our times and the story of Private Ryan
Film genre ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The history of World War Two films ( visu )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This documentary tells the story of the WW II genre. It begins with the British wartime film 'In Which We Serve' and proceeds to take in the groundbreaking neo-realistic 'Rome the Open City' that came to symbolise the wartime Italy and the classically beautiful and yet extremely brutal 'Fires on the Plain', one of the first and most controversial Japanese post-war, war films. The '80s yielded 'Come and See, ' a heart-wrenching Russian film about a teenager witnessing German atrocities in Belorussia, and 'Das Boot, ' the German film about U-boats and the futility of war. The program concludes with our times and the story of Private Ryan
 
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