The most popular film genre during the golden years of Italian cinema, the Comedy Italian Style emerged after the fall of the Facist regime, narrating the identity crisis of many Italian men. Exploring the birth, growth, and decline of this genre, Bini shows this notable style was the search for a new role in the shattered postwar middle class.
About the Author
Andrea Bini is currently Adjunct Professor of Italian at the American University of Rome, Italy.
Table of Contents
1. The Narrative Pattern of Italian Film Comedy
2. Postwar Comedy: Neorealist Comedy and Pink Neorealism
3. The Birth of Comedy Italian Style: Narrating the Myth of the Economic Miracle
4. Humor Italian Style: The Masks Of Conformity
5. The Characters Of Comedy Italian Style: A Psychopathology Of the Society Of Enjoyment
6. The Comedy Is Over: The Dissolution of a Psychotic Society