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Mass culture and Italian society from fascism to the Cold War
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Forgacs, David.

Mass culture and Italian society from fascism to the Cold War / David Forgacs and Stephen Gundle.

Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2007.

Abstract: The 1930s to the 1950s in Italy witnessed large increases in film-going, radio-listening, and the sale of music and weekly magazines. The industries that made and sold commercial, cultural products were transformed by the new technologies of reproduction and new approaches to marketing and distribution. Yes, historians tend to place the "real" genesis of mass culture in the 1960s, or to generalize about the harnessing of mass culture to the Fascist political project, without considering what kind of mass culture existed at the time and whether this harnessing was successful. This book draws on extensive new evidence, including oral histories and archival material, to explore possible continuities between the uses of mass culture before and after World War II.

The Gramsci reader
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Gramsci, Antonio, (1891-1937.)

The Gramsci reader : selected writings, 1916-1935 / edited by David Forgasc ; introduction, Eric Hobsbawm.

New York : New York University Press, 2000.

Abstract: This reader is a comprehensive selection of Gramsci's writings in one volume including his most important political, cultural and historical work. The collection focuses on key concepts - such as hegemony, passive revolution, civil society, common sense - and important texts on Americanism and Fordism, popular culture, intellectuals, and the Modern Prince. Essential for all scholars and students of Gramsci and modern politics, it includes a glossary, bibliography and introduction.

Roberto Rossellini
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British Film Institute.

Roberto Rossellini : magician of the real / edited by David Forgacs, Sarah Lutton, and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.

London : British Film Institute, 2000.

Abstract: A master of modern European cinema and a key figure in the Italian neorealist movement, Roberto Rossellini had one of the longest and most varied careers of all major directors. From "Rome Open City" and "Paisa" through to the "Bergman" classics "Stromboli" and "Journey to Italy" and his later work for television, Rossellini's work and ideas had a profound influence on filmmaking and criticism. This specially commissioned overview of Rossellini's works examines key issues and themes covering all phases of his career.Leading critics from across the world examine, among other issues, the Fascist context of Rossellini's early work, the view of Europe that emerges in his films, the stylistic trajectory of the work through neorealism and beyond and its influence on the French New Wave, the issues of representation that emerge in later films and his extensive work for television. The significance of Rossellini's relationships with Ingrid Bergman and Anna Magnani is discussed and the book also includes a dossier section of materials providing an overview of the most important facts and documents concerning the director.

Rome open city
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Forgacs, David.

Rome open city = Roma cittáa aperta / David Forgacs

London : BFI Pub., 200

BFI film classics

Abstract: "Otto Preminger said the history of the cinema was divided into two eras: one before and one after Rome Open City (Roima citta aperta). Made in 1945, the film is based on events that took place in Rome just one year before, during the Nazi occupation. It made a huge impact on its release, launched the international reputation of its director, Roberto Rossellini, and came to be seen as the founding work of Italian neo-realism." "David Forgacs re-examines the film and its place in Rossellini's career. He reconstructs its production history, its relationship to the events that inspired it and the time in which it was made. He argues that the traditional critical labelling of Rome Open City as the original work of neo-realism fails to capture the film's hybrid and contradictory character. Part documentary record, part patriotic myth, Rome Open City is at once an extraordinarily powerful commemoration of wartime experience and a rhetorical reworking of that experience, using stereotypes and moral polarisations. It is also a unique cinematic depiction of an occupied city."--BOOK JACKET.

Italian cultural studies
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Italian cultural studies : an introduction / edited by David Forgacs and Robert Lumley.

Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Selections from cultural writings
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Gramsci, Antonio, (1891-1937.)

Selections from cultural writings / Antonio Gramsci ; edited by David Forgacs and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith ; translated by William Boelhower.

Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1985.