This book explores gender representation in a set of key Italian film genres from the late 1940s to the early 1970s: melodrama, commedia all’italiana, peplum, horror and the spaghetti western. The area under scrutiny is therefore the interface between ideology and cultural production, with overarching patriarchy as one of the major ideologies informing mainstream cinematic output in Italy. The central focus is on an analysis of gender as portrayed through the formal properties of cinema, an analysis informed by feminist theory.
KeywordsDomestic Market Export Market Ticket Price Cinema Industry Gender Representation
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