An investigative cinema : politics and modernization in Italian, French, and American film /

This book traces the development of investigative cinema, whose main characteristic lies in reconstructing actual events, political crises, and conspiracies. These documentary-like films refrain from a simplistic reconstruction of historical events and are mainly concerned with what does not immedia...

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Main Author: Cilento, Fabrizio (Author)
Format: Book
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction: Any Resemblance to Real Persons or Actual Facts Is [Not] Purely Coincidental
  • 2. Neorealism and the Double Stain: Television and Italian High Modernist Filmmakers
  • Images of Television
  • A Split Soul
  • The Interview as Self-Criticism: On Pasolini's Metatelevisual and Extracinematographic Performativity
  • Shifting the Present: Francesco Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano
  • Evening Rituals: Marco Ferreri's Dillinger Is Dead
  • 3. Objectively False: French Cinema and the Algerian Question
  • A Cinema of Absence
  • A Faceless Enemy: Gillo Pontecorvo's The Battle of Algiers
  • 4. Stars and Stardom in Investigative Cinema: The Movies of Gian Maria Volonte and Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Gian Maria Volonte and the Moro Affair
  • Volonte Plays Volonte'
  • Moro 1: The Hermit Murderess
  • Moro 2: The Two-Faced Janus
  • In and Out of the Jungle: The Politics of Gael Garcia Bernal
  • Between Marcos and Che Guevara
  • Even the Rain: A Confluence of Cinematic and Historical Temporalities
  • No and the Aesthetics of Television
  • 5. The Ontology of Replay: The Zapruder Video and American Conspiracy Films
  • Back and Forward
  • For ward and Back
  • Let It Bleed (Side One)
  • Rewind: Notes on Direct Cinema
  • Let It Bleed (Side Two)
  • Screening the Flow
  • A Conversation with Albert Maysles
  • 6. Unidentified Narrative Objects: The Anti-Mafia and No-Global Films as Transmedia Adaptations
  • Transmission Test One: An SOS to the World (Radio Free Sicily 98.1 MHz)
  • Transmission Test Two: The Director and the Broomstick (Radio Bologna 105.0 MHz)
  • One Hundred Flowers, One Thousand Channels (Any Available Frequency)
  • Interferences: Marco Tullio Giordana's One Hundred Steps (Radio Aut 98.8 MHz)
  • Somewhere Else: Guido Chiesa's Working Slowly (Radio Alice 100.6 MHz)
  • Network Narrative in Daniele Vicari's Diaz. Don't Clean Up This Blood (Radio GAP 87.8 MHz)
  • Saviano, Garrone, Gomorrah: Noir and Neo-Noir in the Land of the Camorra
  • 7. The Ontology of the Digital: War on Terror and Post-9/11 Visual Culture
  • The Aesthetics of the Procedural in Post-9/11 Cinema
  • Two Documentary "Portraits": Citizenfour and Risk.