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The Blessed Lens

A History of Italian Cinema
Narrated by: Joseph Luzzi
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Professor Joseph Luzzi, the director of Italian studies at Bard College and an award-winning author, offers a comprehensive look at Italian cinema from its inception in 1895 through its major periods and influences. Having altered the landscape of Italian art and society, as well as inspiring filmmakers the world over, Italian cinema proves a fascinating study. Major focuses of the course include neorealism, the Spaghetti Western, the Italian giallo, and Italian-style comedy.

©2011 Joseph Luzzi (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Mike
  • 12-05-2018

Exceptional lectures, but missing the PDF guide.

Professor Luzzi of Bard College presents a stimulating series of lectures on the Italian cinema. He goes far beyond presenting just a series of noted films, but really a review of the basics of art cinema with a focus on the Italian classics. Some of the more obscure films can also be found on Youtube. My only gripe is that there is no accompanying PDF guide as there are on all the other Modern Scholar series. The guides are essential to understanding and also provide a suggested viewing with each lecture.

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