Italian Studies 320. Italian Cinema
This course introduces students to Italian cinema, film analysis and 20th century Italian history (including fascism, war, the “economic miracle” of the 1960s and migration). We will study cinematic techniques and styles through close visual readings of films by Rossellini, De Sica, Fellini, Antonioni, Pasolini, Wertmüller, Bertolucci and others. We will see how these films reflect the aesthetic and cultural debates in the Italian sociohistorical context. Required weekly film viewing and readings.