Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Masculinity and Italian Cinema: Sexual Politics, Social Conflict and Male Crisis in the 1970s

Sergio Rigoletto


How did Italian cinema of the Nineteen Seventies re-envision masculinity in line with sexual liberation? What function did broader socio-political issues of the time play during this re-definition? To what volume did this re-envisioning of masculinity intersect with concurrent debates concerning the functionality of cinema as a political medium and a mass cultural phenomenon?

Masculinity and Italian Cinema takes the Seventies as an extremely instructive interval for rethinking the conventional trope of an insufficient male in obstacle inside Italian cinema. It explores how masculinity functioned in numerous motion pictures of the Nineteen Seventies as a charged allegory for the various socio-political lacerations of the Italian state, and as a domain of clash and radical interrogation of rules approximately gender and sexuality. Sergio Rigoletto re-examines a couple of key movies, together with Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist, Federico Fellini's City of Women, Ettore Scola's A distinctive Day, Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema and Lina Wertmüller's The Seduction of Mimì, within the mild of gender and queer idea, and considers the demanding situations that those motion pictures pose to bought principles approximately gender and sexuality of the time, and to a few of the classy and narrative conventions that have typically regulated the illustration of guys in film./ppSet in the broader cultural context of Nineteen Seventies Italy, Masculinity and Italian Cinema rethinks the idea that of male quandary in Italian movie in an attractive and obtainable demeanour. this is often a necessary learn for college kids and students in movie stories, Italian and Gender Studies.

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