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Author Syrimis, Michael, 1962-

Title The great black spider on its knock-kneed tripod : reflections of cinema in early twentieth-century Italy / Michael Syrimis
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, ©2012 (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012)


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 357 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Series Toronto Italian studies
Toronto Italian studies.
Contents Film aesthetics of a heroic Futurism -- An aesthetics of war : the (un)problematic screening of Vita futurista -- Velocità : between avant-garde and narrativity -- Forse che sí forse che no : technological inflections of a decadent text -- Through a 'futuristic' lens: D'Annunzio's cinematic re-visions -- The humoristic image in Pirandello's Si gira ... -- Cinema as humour : the Oltre and the Superfluo
Summary The Great Black Spider on Its Knock-Kneed Tripod traces the encounter of Italy's writers with cinema, and in doing so offers vibrant new perspectives on the country's early twentieth-century culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index
Notes Includes some text in Italian
Subject Marinetti, F. T., 1876-1944 -- Criticism and interpretation
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938 -- Criticism and interpretation
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation
D'Annunzio, Gabriele, 1863-1938
Marinetti, F. T., 1876-1944
Pirandello, Luigi, 1867-1936
Motion pictures -- Italy -- History -- 20th century
Motion pictures and literature -- Italy -- History -- 20th century
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- Italian.
Motion pictures
Motion pictures and literature
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442698352