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Bertellini, Giorgio 1967-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 94 publications in 3 languages and 3,393 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Silent films  Conference papers and proceedings  Social problem films  Short films  Children's films  Self-instruction  Conversation and phrase books 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Redactor
Classifications: PN1993.5.I88, 791.430945
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Giorgio Bertellini
Emir Kusturica by Giorgio Bertellini( )

18 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emir Kusturica is one of Eastern Europe's most celebrated and influential filmmakers. Over the course of a thirty-year career, Kusturica has navigated a series of geopolitical fault lines to produce subversive, playful, often satiric works. On the way he won acclaim and widespread popularity while showing a genius for adjusting his poetic pitch--shifting from romantic realist to controversial satirist to sentimental jester. Leading scholar-critic Giorgio Bertellini divides Kusturica's career into three stages--dissention, disconnection, and dissonance--to reflect both the historic and cultural changes going on around him and the changes his cinema has undergone. He uses Kusturica's Palme d'Or winning Underground (1995)--the famously inflammatory take on Yugoslav history after World War II--as the pivot between the tone of romantic, yet pungent critique of the director's early works and later journeys into Balkanist farce marked by slapstick and a self-conscious primitivism. Eschewing the one-sided polemics Kusturica's work often provokes, Bertellini employs balanced discussion and critical analysis to offer a fascinating and up-to-date consideration of a major figure in world cinema"--
Early cinema and the "national" by International Domitor Conference( )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the concept of national film culture from a wide methodological spectrum of interests, including visual and narrative forms, international geopolitics, and exhibition and marketing practices. This book shows that concepts of national identity played a role in establishing many of the parameters of cinema's early development
The cinema of Italy by Giorgio Bertellini( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giorgio Bertellini examines the historical and aesthetic connections of some of Italy's most important films with both Italian and Western film culture
Italy in early American cinema : race, landscape, and the picturesque by Giorgio Bertellini( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian silent cinema : a reader( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the wealth of studies of silent cinema in the English language, knowledge of the medium's first decades has remained attached to a canon in which Italian silent cinema appears deceptively familiar but largely absent. With 30 essays written by leading scholars in the field, 'Italian Silent Cinema' illuminates this understudied area of film history. Featuring over 100 illustrations, the reader brings into focus individual film companies, stars and genres and seeks to place the Italian production of dramas, comedies, serials, newsreels, and avant-garde works in dialogue with international film culture
The Divo and the Duce : promoting film stardom and political leadership in 1920s America by Giorgio Bertellini( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the post-World War I American climate of isolationism, nativism, democratic expansion of civic rights, and consumerism, Italian-born star Rodolfo Valentino and Italy's dictator Benito Mussolini became surprising paragons of authoritarian male power and mass appeal. Drawing on extensive research in the United States and Italy, Giorgio Bertellini's work shows how their popularity, both political and erotic, largely depended on the efforts of public opinion managers, including publicists, journalists, and even ambassadors. Beyond the democratic celebrations of the Jazz Age, the promotion of their charismatic masculinity, while short-lived, inaugurated the now-familiar convergence of popular celebrity and political authority"...Provided by publisher
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
The Italian by Lydia Vellaccio( Visual )

1 edition published in 1915 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Italian, produced for Paramount Pictures by Thomas H. Ince and directed by Reginald Barker, stars George Beban, who was renowned for his ethnic characterizations. It is the story of Beppo, a gondolier who comes to America and settles in lower Manhattan, where he operates a shoeshine business and eventually saves enough money to bring his fiancée. Crime and poverty soon impact their lives - and there is no artificial, happy ending. Conflated from three sources, this tinted edition is mostly copied from an original nitrate print, and has an optional scene-specific audio essay by Prof. Giorgio Bertellini. A compiled score of authentic photoplay music is performed by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra led by Rodney Sauer
Emir Kusturica by Giorgio Bertellini( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in Italian and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southern crossings : Italians, cinema, and modernity (Italy, 1861-New York, 1920) by Giorgio Bertellini( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Southernism was exported to the United States, where both scientific and popular discourses expanded the conclusions of Italian social Darwinism. Amidst resulting allegations of racial inferiority, innate criminality, and cultural inadequacy, Southern Italian immigrants established different venues to nurture their cultural universe, from mutual-aid societies, a flourishing press, and the popular religious feste, to numerous theatrical venues exhibiting dialect plays, sketches, and films. Between 1908 and 1918, the popular Italian vaudeville theaters of Little Italy exhibited hundreds of Italian films, from prestigious historical epics to newsreels documenting Italy's war efforts in Libya and during WWI. These films contributed to developing dialogic and relational formulations of "Italian" and "Southern Italian" diasporic identity for immigrants
Re-viewing fascism : Italian cinema, 1922-1943 by Jacqueline Reich( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Benito Mussolini proclaimed that "Cinema is the strongest weapon," he was telling only half the story. In reality, very few feature films during the Fascist period can be labeled as propaganda. Re-viewing Fascism considers the many films that failed as "weapons" in creating cultural consensus and instead came to reflect the complexities and contradictions of Fascist culture. The volume also examines the connection between cinema of the Fascist period and neorealism -- ties that many scholars previous
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1910-1915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
Early Italian cinema( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Divo and the Duce by Giorgio Bertellini( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the climate of isolationism, nativism, democratic expansion of civic rights, and consumerism that America experienced after the First World War, Italian-born movie star Rudolph Valentino and Italy's dictator, Benito Mussolini, became surprisingly appealing emblems of authoritarian male power. Drawing on extensive research in the United States and Italy, Bertellini's work shows how the political and erotic popularity of Valentino, the Divo, and Mussolini, the Duce, was not just the result of spontaneous popular enthusiasm. Instead, Bertellini argues, it also depended on the efforts of public opinion managers, including publicists, journalists, and even ambassadors. As such, the fame of the Divo and the Duce reveals both the converging publicity work undertaken in Hollywood and Washington since the Great War and the extent to which their foreignness was put to work in managing postwar anxieties about democratic governance. Beyond the democratic celebrations of the Jazz Age, this promotion of charismatic masculinity, while short-lived, inaugurated the now-familiar convergence of popular celebrity and political authority
Italian imageries, historical feature films, and the fabrication of Italy's spectators in early 1900s New York by Giorgio Bertellini( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I by Graziella Parati( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"In Italy and the Cultural Politics of World War I, well-known scholars of history, political science, film, literature, and cultural studies explore the impact that the Great War had on twentieth-century culture and the enduring legacy of the cultural products that it engendered"--Provided by publisher
The Representation of Fascism in Italian Cinema of the 1970s by Dominic H Gavin( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study proposes to discuss the role played by filmmakers in the decade following the late 1960s in the representation of national identity, in relation to Fascism. A period of crisis for the explanatory narratives of the transition from dictatorship to democracy in 1945, and the challenge to the postwar consensus expressed by diverse protest movements and terrorism of the extreme right and left in the 1970s made the history of fascism a contentious as well as an urgent task of interpretation. In this decade, filmmakers contributed in a variety of ways to explaining and narrating, and we may say deferring the recognition of the significant place of the Italian dictatorship in national history
Perils of the new land : films of the immigrant experience (1911915)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Four films that address the immigrant experience in the United States in the early twentieth century
 
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