Milano, si gira!
Publisher: Gremese Editore
Author: Eugenia Paulicelli
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
This is the first in-depth, book-length study on fashion and Italian cinema from the silent film to the present. Italian cinema launched Italian fashion to the world. The book is the story of this launch. The creation of an Italian style and fashion as they are perceived today, especially by foreigners, was a product of the post World War II years. Before then, Parisian fashion had dominated Europe and the world. Just as fashion was part of Parisian and French national identity, the book explores the process of shaping and inventing an Italian style and fashion that ran parallel to, and at times took the lead in, the creation of an Italian national identity. In bringing to the fore these intersections, as well as emphasizing the importance of craft in cinema, fashion and costume design, the book aims to offer new visions of films by directors such as Nino Oxilia, Mario Camerini, Alessandro Blasetti, Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Luchino Visconti and Paolo Sorrentino, of film stars such as Lyda Borelli, Francesca Bertini, Pina Menichelli, Lucia BosÃ¨, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Toni Servillo and others, and the costume archives and designers who have been central to the development of Made in Italy and Italian style.
“A brisk, frothy narrative . . . informative and fun.” —The Wall Street Journal In the dizzying wake of World War II, Rome skyrocketed to prominence as an epicenter of film, fashion, photography, and boldfaced libertinism. Artists, exiles, and a dazzling array of movie talent rushed to Rome for a chance to thrive in this hotbed of excitement. From the photographers who tailed the stars to the legends who secured their place in cinematic fame, Dolce Vita Confidential resurrects the drama that permeated the streets and screens of Rome.
Il lato più oscuro, misterioso e inquietante di una delle città più eleganti d’Italia Sono i nostri percorsi abituali, in certi casi parte della routine quotidiana, ma spesso quelle stradine tranquille e quelle piazze dove i ragazzi si danno appuntamento sono luoghi avvolti dal mistero. Tra le mura di vecchi palazzi e nelle vie affollate della città si nasconde una Milano dimenticata, segnata da fatti di sangue balzati agli onori delle cronache, dove la leggenda si fonde con la realtà. Ed è a queste storie che il libro vuole dare voce, raccontando le curiosità – da quelle più recenti a quelle appartenenti a un tempo lontano – che si celano dietro le vie della metropoli. Il lato più nascosto, segreto e misterioso di una città tutta da scoprire «Hanno rubato Mussolini» Che cos’è lo sgurz? Il femminicidio punito con 125 lire di multa Quel film mai girato sull’omicidio Gucci Anche i criminali hanno paura della mamma Il fantasma di Lucrezia Borgia Un teschio (vero) a teatro Il Tempio della notte I codici segreti della macchina Enigma Quando Mata Hari si esibì alla Scala Francesca Belottiè una giornalista che si occupa di tute blu e white collar. Ha scritto, tra gli altri, per il «Corriere della Sera» e «Il Giornale». Con la Newton Compton ha pubblicato Le strade del mistero di Milano ed è coautrice di Milano segreta e 101 storie su Milano che nessuno ti ha mai raccontato.
Author: Guy Peellaert
Malevich and Film
Author: Margarita Tupitsyn, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, Viktor Tupit͡syn
Publisher: Yale University Press
Russian Painter Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935), unlike other prominent Soviet artists, has not been much considered in discussions of the contributions of the avant-garde to photography and film. Yet a close examination of theoretical and practical aspects of Malevich's oeuvre not only places him fully in the Soviet post-abstract discourse on these media but also, as Margarita Tupitsyn argues in this book, alters the accepted view of his post-Suprematist period. Exploring Malevich's involvement with film for the first time, Tupitsyn draws on little-known writings about cinema by the artist himself, newly accessible works, and many previously unpublished photographs and documents. Malevich's influence on twentieth-century art extends far more widely than has been claimed for him before, the author concludes. The book begins with a re-evaluation of Malevich's most famous painting, Black Square, a work whose meaning and function was in constant flux. Through Black Square Malevich began to cross the bridge from the painting medium to mechanically generated production, ultimately influencing the post-revolutionary phase of his Suprematism and leading to his abandonment of abstraction in the late 1920s. Tupitsyn discusses in detail Malevich's writing about the cinema, the cinematic qualities of some of his works, the work of other contemporary artists with bonds to cinematography, and the significant impact of Malevich's thought and work on Russian, European, and American artists of the 1920s and 1930s as well as the post-war period. This book is the catalogue for an exhibition that opens in Lisbon at the Fundacao Centro Cultural de Belem in May 2002, then travels to Spain.
Author: Andrea Camillieri, Carlo Lucarelli, Giancarlo De Cataldo
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Incorporating distinct traditions and styles of crime writing, the three novellas in Judges are united by a theme of idealistic judges in an often futile struggle against crime and corruption. Andrea Camilleri's novella recounts the charming Judge Surra. Leaving his family behind, Surra arrives in the 19th-century Sicilian town of Montelusa from Turin and is given quirky gifts from the locals, but is oblivious to the veiled threats accompanying them. Finally forced to contend with a hostile community and an imminent attempt on his life, Surra proves he is relentless in his quest for justice. Carlo Lucarelli's novella presents a darkly hued Bologna in the 1980s, where judges are frequent targets of assassination attempts. The protagonist, Judge Valentina Lorenzi--"La Bambina"--stumbles upon an extensive money laundering operation involving prominent public officials. Determined to nip Valentina's investigations in the bud, the criminals attack the judge and leave her clinging to life. Ultimately, Valentina is faced with a troubling question: will she break her vow to uphold the letter of the law in order to bring those responsible to justice? The final novella, The Triple Dream of the Prosecutor, by judge and novelist Giancarlo De Cataldo, teeters between dream and reality. Prosecutor Mandati is engaged in a life-long feud with the corrupt mayor of Novere, and his efforts finally pay off on the night before the trial of his life. Kafkaesque, tumultuous, and thoroughly gripping.
Chronicles Hitchcock's contributions to the film industry, provides insight into his personality and film technique, and examines each of his films.
Audrey in Rome
Author: Luca Dotti, Ludovica Damiani, Sciascia Gambaccini
Publisher: Harper Collins
Assembled by Audrey Hepburn's son Luca Dotti, Audrey in Rome is an intimate collection of almost two hundred candid photographs of the beloved actress and much-imitated style icon during the twenty-year period she made Rome her home. A private album of rare snapshots—many never published before—of Audrey Hepburn in her everyday life as a citizen of the Eternal City, Audrey in Rome is a treasure for every fan of her films and her impeccable, timeless style. With an introduction by Dotti that reveals Audrey's private side and three photo-filled chapters organized by decade, the book captures the actress as she strolls around the city alone and with family and friends, walks her Yorkie, Mr. Famous, has breakfast in Piazza Navona, visits the local florist, and more. The book also contains set photographs of the films she made during her Rome years (Roman Holiday, War and Peace, The Nun's Story, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and of the famous clothes and accessories that helped create her iconic look. Irresistible as the actress herself, Audrey in Rome opens the door to Hepburn's personal world.
Author: A. Igoni Barrett
"First published in 2015 by Chatto & Windus, an imprint of Vintage/ Penguin Random House UK, London"--Title page verso.
Me and You
Author: Niccolò Ammaniti
Publisher: Canongate Books
EVERYBODY NEEDS SOMEBODY, SOMETIMES . . . Lorenzo Cuni is a fourteen-year-old loner. His wealthy parents think he is away on a school skiing trip, but, in fact, he has stowed away in a forgotten cellar. He plans to live in perfect isolation for a week, keeping the adult world at bay. Then a visit from his estranged half-sister, Olivia, changes everything.
Boito's stories combined decadence, the macabre, the demonic and depraved female heroines. They were an immediate and popular success in fin de siecle Italy. Visconti's film of Senso brought Boito's work international recognition. This selection includes his most celebrated novelle, including A Corpse, the bizarre tale of rivalry between an artist and a student of anatomy for the beautiful body of Carlotta, the artist's dead mistress
My Lunches with Orson
Author: Henry Jaglom, Orson Welles, Peter Biskind
Based on long-lost recordings, a set of revealing conversations between the film historian author and the iconic cultural provocateur unstintingly reflects on topics ranging from politics and literature to the shortcomings of his friends and the many films Welles wanted to make. 50,000 first printing.
Letters from Russia
Author: Marquis de Custine
Publisher: Penguin UK
The Marquis de Custine's unique perspective on a vast, fascinating country in the grip of oppressive tyranny In 1839, encouraged by his friend Balzac, Custine set out to explore Russia. His impressions turned into what is perhaps the greatest and most influential of all books about Russia under the Tsars. Rich in anecdotes as much about the court of Tsar Nicholas as the streets of St Petersburg, Custine is as brilliant writing about the Kremlin as he is about the great northern landscapes. An immediate bestseller on publication, Custine's book is also a central book for any discussion of 19th century history, as - like de Tocqueville's Democracy in America - it dramatizes far broader questions about the nature of government and society.