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Stacy Lienemann <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 20 Mar 2008 09:29:29 -0500
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Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv. Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

How postwar filmmakers redefined the Italian landscape, culture, and
cinematic aesthetic

ITALIAN LOCATIONS: Reinhabiting the Past in Postwar Cinema
Noa Steimatsky
University of Minnesota Press | 280 pages | 2008
ISBN 978-0-8166-5087-3 | hardcover | $67.50
ISBN 978-0-8166-5088-0 | paperback | $22.50

In this examination of Italian filmmakers Antonioni, Pasolini, Rossellini,
and Visconti, Noa Steimatsky brilliantly maps their negotiation of Italy¹s
identity and posits that the cinematic forms they employ constitute an
imaginary reinhabiting of Italy‹one that is inextricably linked with the
predicament of reconstruction. A dynamic intersection of pictorial and
photographic, architectural and literary discourses inform Steimatsky¹s
revisionist interrogation of exemplary works from the 1940s to the

"Vivid and elegantly written, Italian Locations is an original and
thought-provoking book." ‹Geoffrey Nowell-Smith

"Noa Steimatsky brilliantly uses new materials and perspectives to
illuminate the central films in Italian Locations. An outstanding book." ‹P.
Adams Sitney

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book¹s

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