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The Blessed Lens: A History of Italian Cinema

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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 focus ...more
Published 2011 by Recorded Books
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THE BLESSED LENS: A History of Italian Cinema. (2011). Joseph Luzzi. ***.
This was a recorded lecture course from Recorded Books. Dr. Luzzi teaches film studies at Bard College in New York and is obviously excited and knowledgeable about his topic. What you do get from these lectures, however, is not a history of Italian film in any straightforward or chronological manner, but a selection of just a few films that he uses to illustrate a variety of points he wants to make about the whole art of f
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Joseph Luzzi, the first American-born child in his Italian family, holds a doctorate from Yale and is a professor of Italian at Bard. He is the author of "Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy," which won the Scaglione Prize for Italian Studies from the Modern Language Association, and "A Cinema of Poetry: Aesthetics of the Italian Art Film." An active critic, his essays and reviews have appeared ...more
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