Research report 2021 - Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History

Naples on film (1932–1963). Urbanism, space, time

Carlo Ugolotti
Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History, Rom
This research project provides an analysis of the different cinematic representations of Neapolitan urban space across the first half of the XXth Century – from Fascist Cinema up to the Early Sixties. The analysis focuses on how the image of the city has been constructed by films throughout these decades. The recurrent features of Cinematic Naples have been identified and analysed under the categories of temporality and spatiality in order to attest how Naples can be considered a unique setting for Italian cinema.

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