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Finding Books - Italian Cinema

Using the UTCat link below, enter any of the suggested headings, exactly as they appear, in the Search Box, then choose Subject from the drop-down menu:

UTCat Browse/Subject Search

  • fascism and motion pictures Italy
  • motion picture industry italy
  • motion picture producers and directors italy
  • motion pictures italy
  • realism in motion pictures (this is where you'll find books on neorealism)
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Bicycle Thief
  • Bazin, André (select Author instead of Subject, to find books written by Bazin)

Individual directors (Search as above; use last name, first name)

  • e.g., fellini federico

Journals

Finding Journal Articles

Interdisciplinary databases

Film-specific databases

  • The American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog covers the history of American cinema comprehensively from 1893 to 1975, with full or short records for films from 1976 to present. Use the AFI Catalog to find detailed production information about specific films (incl. release dates and other production-related information), as well as citations to contemporaneous reviews from newspapers (e.g., New York Times); trade & industry publications (Variety); popular magazines (Motion Picture Herald, Photoplay); and review publications (Monthly Film Bulletin), among others.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from the AFI Catlog. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • Film Index International (British Film Institute). Coverage: 1900 - current. The directors selected for inclusion are a) those who have made a fiction film shown theatrically that is over 50 minutes in duration, released between 1928 and 1965, and b) those who have made a fiction film over 60 minutes in duration, post-1965.
    Note: There are no direct links to online content from Film Index International. See How to Find Journal Articles below, for instructions on how to use a citation to find a journal article.
  • International Index to Film Periodicals (1972+) Search by keyword, separating each word or phrase by AND
  • Film & Television Literature Index (1913-current)
  • Film Literature Index (1976-2001).

Bibliographies - Italian Cinema

from University of California-Berkeley Library:

from Oxford Bibliographies Online:

  • Italian Cinema Comprehensive, annotated bibliography covering all aspects of Italian cinema.

On individual directors and their films:

Italian Neorealism & the Concept of a Film Movement

  • Document / André Bazin, “Cinematic Realism and the Italian School of the Liberation” (1948), rpt. in What Is Cinema? ; trans. Timothy Barnard (Montreal: Caboose, 2009),  pp. 215-249. INNIS, ROBA
  • Document / Robert Kolker, “The Validity of the Image” [excerpted], in The Altering Eye: Contemporary International Cinema, [Ebook] (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983), pp. 16-26; 44-55; 64-66; 119. ALSO AT: ROBA, VIC

Other Resources - Italian Cinema