Cinepanettoni e dintorni

800px-Vacanze_di_Natale_-_TitoliAlong with the departure of the Christmas festivities goes the classic season for cinepanettoni. But before it finally vanishes, check out the latest issue of Reading Italy where the topic gets thorough treatment. There’s a discussion with its rehabilitation specialists, Alan O’Leary (author of a recent study of the genre) and Catherine O’Rawe, whose joint anti-neorealist manifesto, paving the way for the reconsideration of cinepanettoni, appeared in the JMIS (2011: 16, 1). A second opinion, sought from consultant Luca Peretti, takes issue with Dr O’Leary’s diagnosis and proposed course of treatment. Danielle Hipkins examines the genre’s ‘Showgirl Effect’, noting some continuities between Fellini and Sorrentino, and Nathalie Fullwood tracks further continuities between cinepanettoni and the commedia all’italiana.

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