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ITAL6618

Tavianis Brothers' Films

The 150th Anniversary of Italy Unification seen through the Films of the Tavianis Brothers

The course will study and analyze 150 years of national history through
the Taviani Brothers' films. We will look at the agricultural society
of the South and the reality of migration studying A Man for Burning
and Good Morning Babylon. The Risorgimento as an unsuccessful
revolution will be analyzed from the standpoint of Saint Michael had a
Rooster and Allonsanfan. We will also study the subversion and the
utopias of the Sixties, the Resistance movement and the issue of the
South as portrayed in The Night of San Lorenzo, My Father, my Master
and Kaos , adapted from short stories by Sicilian writer par
excellence, Luigi Pirandello. Through an examination of so-called
"political cinema," we will study the disengagement and economic boom
that followed the Resistance through the comedies of Risi and
Monicelli, concluding with a look at the cinema of the last generation
(Vicari, Munzi, Garrone, Marra and Crialese) who experiment with new
narrative forms.
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2011

ITAL6618A-L11 Lecture (Taviani)