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1 Italian Cinema. 2 Outline Introduction Part I. History of Italian Cinema Part II. Actors and directors Part III. Giuseppe Tornatore Conclusion References.

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1 1 Italian Cinema

2 2 Outline Introduction Part I. History of Italian Cinema Part II. Actors and directors Part III. Giuseppe Tornatore Conclusion References

3 3 Introduction Like many countries, Italy suffers from American dominant position Italy, however, has an original and independent cinema Homeland of one of the most important movement in the artistic history of cinema: Neorealism Many actors and directors of Italian origin have succeeded in Hollywood

4 4 Sergio Leone Once Upon a time in America

5 5 Part I. History of Italian Cinema 1899 First projection in Roma, by Luigi Topi 1918 Crisis of Italian cinema 1930 the first Italian sound film was made, called "La canzone dell'amore ("The Song of Love") The first important postwar film movement came from Italy, and was called Neorealism Committed to rendering social actuality as art Worldwide acclaim, but controversial within Italy for its critical views of contemporary society

6 6 Part I. History of Italian Cinema During the Sixties Italian cinema also became experimental with directors such as Antonioni, in the avant-garde works of Mario Bava and Sergio Leone, and the poetic worlds of Federico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini.AntonioniFederico Fellini and Pier Paolo Pasolini La “Dolce vita” became an extraordinary phenomenon Actually, Italian cinema is relatively prosperous tanks to Roberto Benigni (“Life is beautiful”), Giuseppe Tornatore (“1900”) and Nanni Moretti (La Stanza del figlio)LaStanza del figlio

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8 8 Part II. Actors and directors

9 9 a. Actors Italian actors Roberto Benigni, Claudia Cardinale, Roberto BenigniClaudia Cardinale Marcello Mastroiani, Monica Bellucci, Sophia Loren, Isabella Rossellini, Ornella Muti, Marcello MastroianiMonica BellucciSophia LorenIsabella RosselliniOrnella Muti Italian-American actors Téa Leoni, John Travolta, Frank Sinatra, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Nicolas Cage, Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Henry Fonda Téa LeoniJohn TravoltaFrank SinatraAl PacinoMarlon BrandoNicolas CageRobert De NiroLeonardo DiCaprioHenry Fonda

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11 11 b. Directors Roberto Rossellini, Roma, città aperta (1945) (Rome, Open City, 1945)RosselliniRoma, città aperta (1945) Vittorio De Sica Ladri di biciclette (The Bicycle Thief, 1948 and Umberto D. (1952) Vittorio De Sica Luchino Visconti made what is often considered the first neorealist film, Ossessione (Obsession, 1942)Visconti Federico Fellini made Dolce vita, La (1960)FelliniDolce vita, La Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Emperor, The (1987), Ultimo tango a Parigi (1972)BertolucciLast Emperor, The (1987)Ultimo tango a Parigi Sergio Leone, Ben-Hur (1959) (second unit director), Once Upon a Time in America (1984)LeoneBen-HurOnce Upon a Time in America

12 12 Part III. Giuseppe Tornatore Tornatore, born in 1956, in Sicily, Italian director. Tornatore Movies: Malèna (2000), Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, La (1998), Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988) Malèna (2000)Leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, La (1998)Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1988)

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14 14 Conclusion La Vita è bella, ranked 58 on the best loved movies of all time LaVita è bella American cinema is clearly the leading cinema, but Italy is one of the few countries still having an independent cinema industry Some directors like Benigni and Tornatore have earned worldwide acclaim Italy has one of the most important international festival: la Mostra, in Venice

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