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Title: Film music, nationhood and narrative identity : Italian contemporary cinema revisits the 1970s
Author: D'Onofrio, Emanuele
ISNI:       0000 0001 3401 2411
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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This work sets out to use film analysis, with specific regard to film music, to discuss the relationship between representations of the past and certain conditions of nationhood in contemporary Italy. Focusing on five recent films depicting memories of the 1970s, this thesis looks on the one hand at how certain past events, such as young people's political activism in organisations and movements largely repressed by official historiography, when revisited in films ; links with audiences, particularly with in today's Italy. On the other hand, by analysing the films' representational forms and language, the thesis considers to what extent the growing number of films that offer a vision of the 1970s, both alternative and complementary to a period of political violence and terror signified by the label anni di piombo [years of steel], highlights the urgency for current society to re-think the modalities and strategies of writing history and constructing memory.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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