The Gaze and the Labyrinth: The Cinema of Liliana Cavani

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In this, the first comprehensive book on Liliana Cavani, Gaetana Marrone redraws the map of postwar Italian cinema to make room for this extraordinary filmmaker, whose representations of transgressive eroticism, spiritual questing, and psychological extremes test the limits of the medium, pushing it into uncharted areas of discovery. Cavani's film "The Night Porter" (1974) created a sensation in the United States and Europe. But in many ways her critically renowned endeavors - which also include "Francesco di Assisi", "Galileo", "I cannibali", "Beyond Good and Evil", "The Berlin Affair", and several operas and documentaries - remain enigmatic to audiences. Here, Marrone presents Cavani's work as a cinema of ideas, showing how it takes pleasure in the telling of a story and ultimately revolts against all binding ideological and commercial codes. The author explores the rich visual language in which Cavani expresses thought, and the cultural icons that constitute her style and images. This approach affords powerful insights into the intricate interlacing of narrated events. We also come to understand the importance assigned to the gaze in the genesis of desire and the acquisition of knowledge. The films come to life in this book as the classical tragedies Cavani intended, where rebels and madmen experience conflict between historical and spiritual reality, the present and the past. Offering intertextual analyses within such fields as psychology, history, and cultural studies, along with production information gleaned from Cavani's personal archives, Marrone boldly advances our understanding of an intriguing, important body of cinematic work.

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Winner of the 2000 Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize, Italian Literary Studies

"Marrone provides detailed analyses of Cavani's films within the framework of the history of ideas and convincingly argues for the depth and seriousness of the director's art. . . . Informed by interviews with Cavani and materials from the director's own archives, this title is recommended for all readers." --Choice

About the Author:

Gaetana Marrone is Associate Professor in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Princeton University. She is the author of La drammatica di Ugo Betti: Tematiche e archetipi, which won the American Association of Italian Studies Triennial Best Book Award in 1990, and the editor of New Landscapes in Contemporary Italian Cinema, Annali d'Italianistica 17 (1998). Marrone has also produced two award-winning films, Woman in the Wind, starring Colleen Dewhurst, and Princeton: Images of a University.

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Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. New.. 231 x 153 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this, the first comprehensive book on Liliana Cavani, Gaetana Marrone redraws the map of postwar Italian cinema to make room for this extraordinary filmmaker, whose representations of transgressive eroticism, spiritual questing, and psychological extremes test the limits of the medium, pushing it into uncharted areas of discovery. Cavani s film The Night Porter (1974) created a sensation in the United States and Europe. But in many ways her critically renowned endeavors--which also include Francesco di Assisi, Galileo, I cannibali, Beyond Good and Evil, The Berlin Affair, and several operas and documentaries--remain enigmatic to audiences. Here Marrone presents Cavani s work as a cinema of ideas, showing how it takes pleasure in the telling of a story and ultimately revolts against all binding ideological and commercial codes. The author explores the rich visual language in which Cavani expresses thought, and the cultural icons that constitute her style and images. This approach affords powerful insights into the intricate interlacing of narrated events. We also come to understand the importance assigned to the gaze in the genesis of desire and the acquisition of knowledge. The films come to life in this book as the classical tragedies Cavani intended, where rebels and madmen experience conflict between historical and spiritual reality, the present and the past. Offering intertextual analyses within such fields as psychology, history, and cultural studies, along with production information gleaned from Cavani s personal archives, Marrone boldly advances our understanding of an intriguing, important body of cinematic work. Codice libro della libreria AAH9780691008738

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