Popular Italian Cinema

  • Louis Bayman
  • Sergio Rigoletto

About this book


Exciting new critical perspectives on popular Italian cinema including melodrama, poliziesco, the mondo film, the sex comedy, missionary cinema and the musical. The book interrogates the very meaning of popular cinema in Italy to give a sense of its complexity and specificity in Italian cinema, from early to contemporary cinema.


cinema comedy documentary film drama film interpret Italy knowledge love music specificity

Editors and affiliations

  • Louis Bayman
    • 1
  • Sergio Rigoletto
    • 2
  1. 1.King’s College LondonUK
  2. 2.University of OregonUSA

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