Journal. Founded in 1936 and published bimonthly, Cinema soon became one of the most important reference points for film culture in Fascist Italy. In spite of being directed from 1938 to 1943 by Benito Mussolini's son, Vittorio, the journal was host to a relatively wide range of opinions and included in its ranks not only left-wing critics but also clandestine members of the banned Italian Communist Party. Although its general tendency was to voice strong support for a national cinema, there was no attempt to hide an obvious admiration for Hollywood films, with Vittorio Mussolini himself expressing opposition to the 1938 monopoly law, introduced by his father, on the grounds that hundreds of American films would no longer find their way to Italian screens. Nevertheless, from 1941 onward, a group of militant young critics, congregating around the figure of Giuseppe De Santis, began to use the pages of the journal to call for a greater sense of realism in Italian films, taking as their model the 19th-century Sicilian novelist Giovanni Verga. It was this group that eventually collaborated with Luchino Visconti in producing what they regarded as something of a manifesto of this new sort of cinema, Ossessione (Obsession, 1943).
   After being interrupted by World War II, the journal resumed publication in 1948, again providing a range of perspectives on a variety of topics, including cinema and censorship, film audiences, and a number of special issues dedicated to a reappraisal of the work of veteran directors such as Mario Camerini and Alessandro Blasetti. However, as time went on, it hosted fewer theoretical essays and became more of a film magazine. After initiating a third series in mid-1955, it ceased publication in 1956.

Historical dictionary of Italian cinema. . 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cinema — Cinéma Pour les articles homonymes, voir cinéma (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • CINÉMA — DÈS son apparition, à la fin du XIXe siècle, le cinéma se distingue de tous les médias qui l’ont précédé. Une technique (la caméra, la pellicule, le projecteur) va trouver en quelques années son contenu (la séance, avec un ou plusieurs films ne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cinema 4D — Entwickler MAXON Computer GmbH Aktuelle Version 13 (September 2011) Betriebssystem Mac OS X, Windows Kategorie 3D Grafiksoftware Lizenz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cinema 4d — Entwickler: MAXON Computer GmbH Aktuelle Version: 11 (September 2008) Betriebssystem: Mac OS X, Windows Kategorie: 3D Grafiksoftware …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cinema 4D — CINEMA 4D …   Википедия

  • Cinéma 3-D — Cinéma en relief Le cinéma en relief (également nommé Cinéma 3 D) permet d’apprécier des images en trois dimensions par l intermédiaire de procédés techniques qui trompent la vision du spectateur afin que celui ci perçoive une impression de… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cinema X — Editor Tony Crawley Categories Film Frequency Monthly First issue 1969 Country United Kingdom Language English …   Wikipedia

  • Cinema — may refer to: Film, motion pictures or movies Filmmaking, the process of making a film Movie theater, a building in which films are shown Cinema (2008 film) or Bommalattam, a Tamil film Cinema (TV channel), a defunct Scandinavian movie channel… …   Wikipedia

  • Cinéma 4D — Cinéma 4 D  Ne doit pas être confondu avec Cinema 4D. Le Cinéma 4 D est un terme marketing qui désigne un type de cinéma 3 D classique auquel on a ajouté une quatrième dimension . Allant plus loin que la vision en relief, ce type de film… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cinema — Datos generales Origen Santiago de Chile Estado disuelto Información artística Géner …   Wikipedia Español

  • CINEMA — Beschreibung Filmmagazin Verlag Cinema Verlag GmbH Erstausgabe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”