The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Italian Cinema

This course will provide an historical introduction to Italian cinema by concentrating on examples of classic genres and movements, such as the early silent epic, Neorealism, Auteur cinema, Comedy Italian style, Spaghetti Western, and Contemporary Italian Cinema. Films by Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, and Sorrentino will be watched, analyzed and discussed from both a filmic and a historical stance. We will examine issues of representation and production of societal values, i.e. gender, family relations, and national identity. This course may be applied toward the major or minor in Italian (please speak with an advisor for more information). Taught in English.

Class Number: 

ITAL 330C

Grading: 

Regular grades are awarded for this course: A, B, C, D, E.

Usually Offered: 

Fall, Spring

Units: 

3

Level: 

Undergraduate