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Mafia movies : a reader, edited by Dana Renga

Label
Mafia movies : a reader
Title
Mafia movies
Title remainder
a reader
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dana Renga
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Rico 'Little Caesar' Bandello, Michael Corleone, and Tony Soprano are just some of the onscreen mafia figures that have fascinated audiences since cinema's inception. Portrayals of the Italian and Italian-American mafia, though, have differed markedly over time and across multiple cultures--from the Godfather trilogy to contemporary Italian films, and in works both by established producers like Martin Scorsese and emerging directors like Matteo Garrone
  • Mafia Movies encourages mafia aficionados to explore the rich variety of classics and rarities within the genre with provocative analyses of over forty films. The essays in this volume provide a comprehensive exploration of the myth of the mafia onscreen, identifying key features and connections to styles such as film noir, thrillers, and even westerns. Mafia Movies also questions whether there are uniquely American or Italian ways of depicting the mafia, exploring how filmmakers from both countries have approached the subject in divergent ways
Member of
Cataloging source
NLC
Dewey number
791.43/6556
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M23
LC item number
M34 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Renga, Dana Elizabeth
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gangster films
  • Gangster films
  • Mafia in motion pictures
  • Films de gangsters
  • Films de gangsters
  • Mafia au cinéma
Label
Mafia movies : a reader, edited by Dana Renga
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-398) and filmography (p. [387]-390)
Contents
  • the Corleones at home and abroad.
  • Myriam Ruthenburg
  • Pasquale Scimeca's Placido Rizzotto :
  • a different view of Corleone
  • Amy Boylan
  • Marco Tullio Giordana's The hundred steps :
  • the biopic as political cinema
  • George De Stefano
  • Roberta Torre's Angela :
  • the mafia and the "woman's film"
  • Catherine O'Rawe
  • Wallace McCutchen's The Black Hand :
  • Organized crime and unfulfilled promises in Gabriele Salvatores' I'm not scared
  • Michael O'Riley
  • Growing up Camorrista :
  • Antonio and Andrea Frazzi's Certi bambini
  • Allison Cooper
  • Lipstick and chocolate :
  • Paolo Sorrentino's The consequences of love
  • Mary Wood
  • The in(di)visibility of the mafia, politics, and ethics in Bianchi and Nerazzini's The mafia is white
  • Robin Pickering-Iazzi
  • a different version of a biograph kidnapping
  • Marco Turco's Excellent cadavers :
  • an Italian tragedy
  • Maddalena Spazzini
  • Dispatches from Hell :
  • Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah
  • Pierpaolo Antonello
  • Vincenzo Maggitti
  • "Most thrilling subjects" :
  • D.W. Griffith and the biograph revenge films
  • JoAnne Ruvoli
  • Ethnicity and the classical gangster film :
  • Mervyn LeRoy's Little Caesar and Howard Hawks' Scarface
  • Norma Bouchard
  • Setting the scene.
  • Playing good Italian/
  • bad Italian in ABC's The untouchables
  • Jonathan Cavallero
  • Prelude to The Godfather :
  • Martin Ritt's The brotherhood
  • Robert Casillo
  • Micheal Corleone's tie :
  • Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather
  • Anthony Tamburri
  • Nihilism and Mafiositá in Martin Scorsese's Mean streets
  • Introduction :
  • Pellegrino D'Acierno
  • Thematic patterns in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather :
  • part II
  • John Paul Russo
  • The sexual politics of loyalty in John Huston's Prizzi's honor
  • Rebecca Bauman
  • Between postmodern parody and generic hybridization :
  • the gangsters of Brian De Palma's The untouchables
  • Norma Bouchard
  • The bandit, the gangster, and the American Army shorts :
  • The Corleones at home and abroad
  • Michael Cimino's The Sicilian
  • Chiara Mazzucchelli
  • Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas :
  • hybrid storytelling between realism and formalism
  • Fulvio Orsitto
  • Redemption in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather :
  • part III
  • John Paul Russo
  • "Nothing romantic about It" :
  • gender and the legacy of crime in Abel Ferrara's The funeral
  • Dana Renga
  • Lara Santoro
  • Inside the mafia :
  • Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco
  • Robert Casillo
  • Martin Scorsese's The departed, or the quest for a departed ethnic identity
  • Margherita Heyer-Caput
  • When words can kill :
  • David Chase's The sopranos
  • Franco Ricci
  • Don't stop believin', don't stop- (de)structuring expectations in the final season of The sopranos
  • Gender and Violence :
  • Giancarlo Lombardi
  • Italian Mafia movies :
  • myth and resistance.
  • Which law is the father's :
  • gender and generic oscillation in Pietro Germi's In the name of the law
  • Danielle Hipkins
  • The visible, unexposed :
  • Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano
  • Laura Wittman
  • Modernity, mafia style :
  • four themes in the everyday world of mafia wives
  • Alberto Lattuada's Il mafioso
  • Nelson Moe
  • Francesco Rosi's Hands over the city :
  • a contemporary perspective on the Camorra
  • Anna Paparcone
  • Prototypes of the mafia :
  • Luchino Visconti's The leopard
  • Elizabeth Leake
  • The failure of the intellectual :
  • Elio Petri's filming of Leonardo Sciascia's To each his own
  • Peter Schneider and Jane Schneider
  • Daniela Bini
  • Damiano Damiani's The day of the owl :
  • a Western flirtation
  • Piero Garofalo
  • Smaller and larger families :
  • Lina Wertmuller's The seduction of Mimi
  • Thomas Harrison
  • Deconstructing the enigma :
  • logical investigations in Francesco Rosi's Lucky Luciano
  • Gaetana Marrone
  • American mafia movies :
  • Power as such :
  • the idea of the mafia in Franceso Rosi's Illustrious corpses
  • Alan O'Leary
  • Marco Risi's Forever Mary :
  • desperate lives converge in Sicilia "non bedda"
  • George De Stefano
  • Threads of political violence in Italy's spiderweb :
  • Giorgio Ambrosoli's murder in Michele Placido's A Bourgeois Hero
  • Carlo Testa
  • Sacrifice, sacrament, and the body in Ricky Tognazzi's La scorta
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802099693
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn693814354
  • (OCoLC)693814354
Label
Mafia movies : a reader, edited by Dana Renga
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [391]-398) and filmography (p. [387]-390)
Contents
  • the Corleones at home and abroad.
  • Myriam Ruthenburg
  • Pasquale Scimeca's Placido Rizzotto :
  • a different view of Corleone
  • Amy Boylan
  • Marco Tullio Giordana's The hundred steps :
  • the biopic as political cinema
  • George De Stefano
  • Roberta Torre's Angela :
  • the mafia and the "woman's film"
  • Catherine O'Rawe
  • Wallace McCutchen's The Black Hand :
  • Organized crime and unfulfilled promises in Gabriele Salvatores' I'm not scared
  • Michael O'Riley
  • Growing up Camorrista :
  • Antonio and Andrea Frazzi's Certi bambini
  • Allison Cooper
  • Lipstick and chocolate :
  • Paolo Sorrentino's The consequences of love
  • Mary Wood
  • The in(di)visibility of the mafia, politics, and ethics in Bianchi and Nerazzini's The mafia is white
  • Robin Pickering-Iazzi
  • a different version of a biograph kidnapping
  • Marco Turco's Excellent cadavers :
  • an Italian tragedy
  • Maddalena Spazzini
  • Dispatches from Hell :
  • Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah
  • Pierpaolo Antonello
  • Vincenzo Maggitti
  • "Most thrilling subjects" :
  • D.W. Griffith and the biograph revenge films
  • JoAnne Ruvoli
  • Ethnicity and the classical gangster film :
  • Mervyn LeRoy's Little Caesar and Howard Hawks' Scarface
  • Norma Bouchard
  • Setting the scene.
  • Playing good Italian/
  • bad Italian in ABC's The untouchables
  • Jonathan Cavallero
  • Prelude to The Godfather :
  • Martin Ritt's The brotherhood
  • Robert Casillo
  • Micheal Corleone's tie :
  • Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather
  • Anthony Tamburri
  • Nihilism and Mafiositá in Martin Scorsese's Mean streets
  • Introduction :
  • Pellegrino D'Acierno
  • Thematic patterns in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather :
  • part II
  • John Paul Russo
  • The sexual politics of loyalty in John Huston's Prizzi's honor
  • Rebecca Bauman
  • Between postmodern parody and generic hybridization :
  • the gangsters of Brian De Palma's The untouchables
  • Norma Bouchard
  • The bandit, the gangster, and the American Army shorts :
  • The Corleones at home and abroad
  • Michael Cimino's The Sicilian
  • Chiara Mazzucchelli
  • Martin Scorsese's GoodFellas :
  • hybrid storytelling between realism and formalism
  • Fulvio Orsitto
  • Redemption in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather :
  • part III
  • John Paul Russo
  • "Nothing romantic about It" :
  • gender and the legacy of crime in Abel Ferrara's The funeral
  • Dana Renga
  • Lara Santoro
  • Inside the mafia :
  • Mike Newell's Donnie Brasco
  • Robert Casillo
  • Martin Scorsese's The departed, or the quest for a departed ethnic identity
  • Margherita Heyer-Caput
  • When words can kill :
  • David Chase's The sopranos
  • Franco Ricci
  • Don't stop believin', don't stop- (de)structuring expectations in the final season of The sopranos
  • Gender and Violence :
  • Giancarlo Lombardi
  • Italian Mafia movies :
  • myth and resistance.
  • Which law is the father's :
  • gender and generic oscillation in Pietro Germi's In the name of the law
  • Danielle Hipkins
  • The visible, unexposed :
  • Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano
  • Laura Wittman
  • Modernity, mafia style :
  • four themes in the everyday world of mafia wives
  • Alberto Lattuada's Il mafioso
  • Nelson Moe
  • Francesco Rosi's Hands over the city :
  • a contemporary perspective on the Camorra
  • Anna Paparcone
  • Prototypes of the mafia :
  • Luchino Visconti's The leopard
  • Elizabeth Leake
  • The failure of the intellectual :
  • Elio Petri's filming of Leonardo Sciascia's To each his own
  • Peter Schneider and Jane Schneider
  • Daniela Bini
  • Damiano Damiani's The day of the owl :
  • a Western flirtation
  • Piero Garofalo
  • Smaller and larger families :
  • Lina Wertmuller's The seduction of Mimi
  • Thomas Harrison
  • Deconstructing the enigma :
  • logical investigations in Francesco Rosi's Lucky Luciano
  • Gaetana Marrone
  • American mafia movies :
  • Power as such :
  • the idea of the mafia in Franceso Rosi's Illustrious corpses
  • Alan O'Leary
  • Marco Risi's Forever Mary :
  • desperate lives converge in Sicilia "non bedda"
  • George De Stefano
  • Threads of political violence in Italy's spiderweb :
  • Giorgio Ambrosoli's murder in Michele Placido's A Bourgeois Hero
  • Carlo Testa
  • Sacrifice, sacrament, and the body in Ricky Tognazzi's La scorta
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 400 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780802099693
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn693814354
  • (OCoLC)693814354

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