Italy in the Movies Through the Eyes of American and Italian Masters of Cinema

Instructor: Prof. Michela Meschini

Location: Macerata

Term: Spring semester

Language: English

Contact Hours: 45

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Course Description

Italy is present on many levels in American film culture, creating an “idea of Italy” which has long had a romantic fascination for film makers and audiences. This course will explore the representation of Italian culture in American cinema whilst also studying Italian cinema from the postwar period to the present covering various directors and genres. A comparison of the American and Italian visions will be made. Through screenings of films, readings and excursions, the students will gain insights into Italian history and culture. Weekly writing assignments and discussions will help the students develop skills in the critical analysis of cinema.


Film Studies / Cinema