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Author Urban, Maria Bonaria.

Title Sardinia on Screen : the Construction of the Sardinian Character in Italian Cinema
Published Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2013


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Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Imagology: Theory and Methods; Tropes, Images and Exoticism; National Characters: Origins and Development; Sardinian Character; National Characters from Literature to Cinema; Description of the Corpus; Structure of the Book; 1. Sardinian Tropes in Literature before 1900; Sardinia in European Literature before 1900; Tropes of Land; Sardinian Fertility; The South; Sardinian Wilderness; The Barbagia; Town and Rural Areas; Primitivism; Mysterious and Unknown Land; People; Physical Appearance and National Character
Shepherds and BanditsWomen; Physical Appearance and National Character; Eleonora d'Arborea as a Symbol of National Identity; Character; A People in Perpetual Celebration -- National Costume; A Nation on Horseback, Ever Armed; Conclusion; 2. Sardinian Tropes in Literature after 1900; Sardinia in European Literature after 1900; Tropes of Land; The Land as a Projection of National Identity; The South; Wilderness and Primitivism; Solitude; Incommensurable Time; Mythical Island; Modernity Unfulfilled; Sardinian Forests; The Barbagia; Town and Country; Counter-images: Urban Modernity
Counter-images: The City and the BeachPeople; The Shepherd; The Sardinian Soldier; The Bandit -- from Hero to Anti-hero; Alternative Models; Women; Physical Appearance and National Character; Eleonora d'Arborea as a Symbol of National Identity; Character; The Festivity as a Theatrical Display of Identity; National Costume; Sardinian Identity; Conclusion; 3. Sardinian Tropes on Screen; The 'Ethnographic Spectacle'; Sardinian Landscape; North versus South; Sardinia as a Symbol of the South; Mountains and Landscape; Social-political Marginality; Exoticism and Wilderness
Sea and Tourism: Coast as InterfaceCities and Post-modernity; Conclusion; 4. Sardinian Characters on Screen; Physical Appearance and National Character; Shepherds and Bandits; Honour and Shame: The 'Vendetta Barbaricina'; Shepherds versus Town-dwellers and Farmers; The Sardinian Woman; The 'New' Sardinian People; Conclusion; 5. Sardinian Identity on Screen; The Festivity as an Icon of Sardinian Identity; National Costume; Prehistory as a Topos of Sardinian Identity; Italian and Sardinian on Screen; Conclusion; 6. Cases; La grazia (Aldo De Benedetti, 1929)
Sequestro di persona (Gianfranco Mingozzi, 1968)Scarabea (Hans J├╝rgen Syberberg, 1969); Il disertore (Giuliana Berlinguer, 1983); Pesi leggeri (Enrico Pau, 2001); L'ultima frontiera (Franco Bernini, 2006); Post Scriptum: Bellas mariposas (Salvatore Mereu, 2012); Conclusion; Appendix; Brief Summary of Sardinian History; Bibliography; Filmography; Index of Names; Index of Films
Summary This volume explores how Sardinians and Sardinia have been portrayed in Italian cinema from the beginning of the 20th century until now, starting from the examination of Sardinian tropes in a wide range of texts - travel writing, fictional sources, essays and academic works. The purpose is to shed light on the cultural construction of the Sardinian character and to reveal the ideology that is behind this process. Hence the volume challenges topics such as the dynamics between verbal and visual imagery, and the intertwining between discourse, images and audience. It addresses the following ques
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Subject Characters and characteristics in motion pictures.
Characters and characteristics in motion pictures
Motion pictures
SUBJECT Sardinia (Italy) -- In motion pictures
Subject Italy -- Sardinia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789401210010