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Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema

Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema by Francesco Pascuzzi
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Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema explores different representations of dreams, visions, hallucinations, and hypnagogic states in Italian film culture, covering the works of some of the most significant auteurs in the history of Italian cinema (Fellini, Pasolini, Moretti, Bellocchio, among others). Dreams are discussed both in a filmic context, considering the diegetic and formal techniques employed to construct and represent them, and as allegories or metaphors in a broader cultural, political, and social sense (the film industry itself as the proverbial dream factory, and dreams as hopes, aspirations or altogether parallel universes, for example). The book covers works released over different decades and spanning multiple genres (drama, gothic film, horror, comedy), and it is intended to shed light on a topic that is as suggestive as it is insufficiently studied.
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press; January 2015
220 pages; ISBN 9781611477825
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Title: Dreamscapes in Italian Cinema
Author: Francesco Pascuzzi; Bryan Cracchiolo; Axel Andersson; Eleanor Andrews; Linda Belau; Maria Letizia Bellocchio; Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns; Anthony Cristiano; Amy M. Davis; Alessandro de Stefanis; Maurizia Natali; Avishek Parui; Francesco Rabissi; Sandra Waters
 
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