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News from the journals – Italian film

Italian cinema has become increasingly well covered in journals recently. ITA_2011_thumb The Italianist, for example, has an annual Film Issue alongside its regular numbers which cover all aspects of Italian art, culture and life from the Middle Ages to the present day. In addition to articles on TV showgirls, Gina Lollobrigida, postwar crime, masculinities, unattainable horizons (no reference to masculinities intended) and a taste of D’Annunzio, the Film Issue for 2012 has a survey of recent political cinema by Luciana d’Arcangeli, a personal account of contributing commentaries to DVDs by Robert Gordon, and a summary of the contents of the Italian Cinema and Immigration Database which Guido Bonsaver described at the 2011 ACIS Conference in Melbourne. It also has an introduction to the recently-established  Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS) by its editor, Flavia Laviosa, who has recently circulated a call for papers on the international dimensions of Italian film-making. And anyone interested in film-making in Australia by/about Italians will want to read Gaetano Rando and Gino Moliterno’s Celluloid Immigrant: Italian Australian Filmmaker Giorgio Mangiamele (ATOM 2011) which also has a very useful bibliography.

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