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ITAL6628

The Mafia:Cinematic Perspectvs

The Mafia through Cinematic and Literary Perspectives

The course will analyze the cinematic representation of the complex phenomena called Mafia. We will study how within Italian cinema the characterization of the Mafia and mafiosi began with the archetypal figures of the bosses and the good guy, crusader from the North sent to Sicily to fight crime. Special attention will be dedicated to Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather trilogy, Placido Rizzotto, Salvatore Giuliano, Il giorno della civetta, Falcone, Borsellino, Fortapasc and Il Divo.

Required Texts:
La mafia spiegata ai ragazzi. Nicaso, Antonio - Mondadori, 2010
Il Giorno della civetta. Sciascia Leonardo, Baglione A. - La nuova italia editrice, 1993
Silvana Gandolfi, Io dentro gli spari, Salani Editore, 2010
Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nelle mani giuste, Einaudi, 2007
Subject:
Italian
Department:
Italian
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Civ Cul & Soc

Sections

Summer 2012

ITAL6628A-L12 Lecture (Nicaso)

Summer 2011

ITAL6628A-L11 Lecture (Nicaso)

Summer 2010

ITAL6628A-L10 Lecture (Nicaso, Vitti)

Summer 2009

ITAL6628A-L09 Lecture (Nicaso, Vitti)