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Homosexuality and Italian cinema : from the fall of Fascism to the years of lead

Author: Mauro Giori
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2017.
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This book is the first to establish the relevance of same-sex desires, pleasures and anxieties in the cinema of post-war Italy. It explores cinematic representations of homosexuality and their significance in a wider cultural struggle in Italy involving society, cinema, and sexuality between the 1940s and 1970s. Besides tracing the evolution of representations through both art and popular films, this book also  Read more...
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Giori, Mauro.
Homosexuality and Italian Cinema : From the Fall of Fascism to the Years of Lead.
London : Palgrave Macmillan UK, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mauro Giori
ISBN: 9781137565938 1137565934
OCLC Number: 1012883980
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Silence --
3. Enjoying the Darkness --
4. Undressing the Other --
5. Luchinidi and Pasolinidi --
6. Love in the Time of Panic --
7. Sexual Revolution, Italian Style --
8. Pornography of Death --
9. The Only Good Thing --
10. Homophiles and Gays Go to the Movies --
11. Conclusion: Martyrdom and Pleasure.
Responsibility: Mauro Giori.

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Besides tracing the evolution of representations through both art and popular films, this book also analyses connections with consumer culture, film criticism and politics. Through archival research  Read more...

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