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Comedy Italian Style: an Evolution of Italian Neorealism

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dc.contributor.advisor Stoneman, Rod
dc.contributor.author Boitani, Giacomo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-09T15:56:53Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-30
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2746
dc.description.abstract This dissertation examines the relationship between the critically revered cinematic mode of production flourished in Italy at the end of World War II known as "neorealism" (1945-1954) and the commercially successful Italian genre of satirical comedies labelled "commedia all'italiana" or "comedy Italian style" (1958-1977), analysing several levels of continuity between the two and showing how the existing critical conception of the passage from the earlier cinematic form to the latter as an 'involution' is misconceived and how comedy Italian style can be actually considered an 'evolved' form of neorealism. en_US
dc.subject Film History en_US
dc.subject Italian Studies en_US
dc.subject Italian Neorealism en_US
dc.subject Film Comedy en_US
dc.subject Commedia all'Italiana en_US
dc.subject Cinematic Realism en_US
dc.title Comedy Italian Style: an Evolution of Italian Neorealism en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.funder Connect Fellowship, National University of Ireland, Galway en_US
dc.local.note Italian cinema became internationally renowned when films labelled "neorealist" depicted the struggle of the country after WWII. "Comedy Italian style" was a genre that satirised Italian society during the Economic Miracle of the 1960s. This thesis analyses how "comedy Italian style" represents an updated and commercially successful version of neorealism. en_US
dc.description.embargo 2015-05-30
dc.local.final Yes en_US

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