The Maciste Films Of Italian Silent Cinema (ebook)

The Maciste Films Of Italian Silent Cinema (ebook)

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Italian film star Bartolomeo Pagano's "Maciste" played a key role in his nation’s narratives of identity during World War I and after. Jacqueline Reich traces the racial, class, and national transformations undergone by this Italian strongman from African slave in Cabiria (1914), his first film, to bourgeois gentleman, to Alpine soldier of the Great War, to colonial officer in Italy's African adventures. Reich reveals Maciste as a figure who both reflected classical ideals of masculine beauty and virility (later taken up by Mussolini and used for political purposes) and embodied the model Italian citizen. The 12 films at the center of the book, recently restored and newly accessible to a wider public, together with relevant extra-cinematic materials, provide a rich resource for understanding the spread of discourses on masculinity, and national and racial identities during a turbulent period in Italian history. The volume includes an illustrated appendix documenting the restoration and preservation of these cinematic treasures.


Detalles del ebook
ISBN:
9780253017482
Editorial:
Indiana University Press
Formato:
EPub con DRM
Idioma:
Inglés
Género:
Novela - Narrativa
Subgénero:
Novela Española e Hipanoamericana
Prelectura del libro:
The Maciste Films Of Italian Silent Cinema (ebook)

Referencia:

0253017482 |

EAN:

9780253017482