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 italy - Toseeka Search Results
Italy is called "il Belpaese" (Italian for "beautiful country") by its inhabitants, due to the beauty and variety of its landscapes and for having the world's largest artistic patrimony; the country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (41 as of July 13 2006).
Today, Italy is a highly developed country with the 7th highest GDP in 2006, a member of the G8 and a founding member of what is now the European Union, having signed the Treaty of Rome in 1957.
Italy supported Franco's revolution in Spanish civil war and Hitler's pretensions in central Europe, accepting the annexation of Austria to Germany in 1938, although the disappearance of a buffer state between mighty Germany and Italy was unfavourable for the country.
toseeka.com /search.php?q=italy&t0=&...+003+042_keyword_italy   (5754 words)

 Nuovo cinema Paradiso (1989)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cinema Paradiso is many things- a touching story of a friendship, a wonderful portrayal of a Sicilian village, a loving tribute to the cinema, amongst other things, but the longer cut is I believe the most moving and romantic love story ever.
The cinema is portrayed as almost being the centre of life in the town Giancaldo in which the film is mostly set.
Cinema Paradiso has been called sentimental, but in the director's cut it is a darker, deeper kind of sentimentality.
www.imdb.com /Title?0095765   (1045 words)

 NationMaster - Italian Media statistics
Italy is called (Italian for) by their inhabitants, due to the beauty and variety of its landscapes and for its world's largest artistic patrimony; the country is home to the greatest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites (40 until 1 January 2006).
The 1948 Constitution of Italy established a bicameral parliament (), consisting of a Chamber of Deputies () and a Senate (), a separate judiciary, and an executive branch composed of a Council of Ministers (cabinet) (), headed by the prime minister ().
Italy is one of the few countries in the world that never had a specific anti-homosexual legislation: The famous Rocco Code drafted in the 30's took as a model the Napoleon Code.
www.nationmaster.com /country/it-italy/med-media   (2752 words)

 CINEMA SUD - Filmmaking in South Italy - New South Cinema
Even more than fashion and food, cinema and opera effectively act at a deeper level, giving life to an “Italian dream” linked to the pleasure of living, to the slowdown of the speed of life, to a melody of life, to an aesthetic and ecstatic contemplation of the world.
The natural “dimension” of Italy and the common sense of Italians are precious in the Mediterranean area, where religious monotheisms and their millenary cultures were born.
This is the ethical, civil expectation of the New Cinema of the South.
www.italiainternazionale.it /cinema/iarussi.htm   (948 words)

 ::: Star Weekend Magazine :::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Global cinema is often considered synonymous with American cinema, but this is misleading, as it in no way reflects the artistic and cultural diversity of American films; global cinema is rather the product of a particular type of film, emanating from a particular regional industry (Hollywood) and system of production.
In the decades after the Second World War, it was the "new" cinema of Italy, France and Germany that burst upon the global scene, breaking through the vise of Hollywood.
National cinema is rather defined by its quality as an authentic reflection of a country's tradition, society, history and culture, in all its diversity and richness.
www.thedailystar.net /magazine/2004/12/03/cinema.htm   (1110 words)

 Italy - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Modern Italy became a nation-state belatedly — on March 17, 1861, when most of the states of the peninsula were united under king Victor Emmanuel II of the Savoy dynasty, which ruled over Sardinia and Piedmont.
The 1948 Constitution of Italy established a bicameral parliament (Parlamento), consisting of a Chamber of Deputies (Camera dei Deputati) and a Senate (Senato della Repubblica), a separate judiciary, and an executive branch composed of a Council of Ministers (Cabinet) (Consiglio dei ministri), headed by the Prime Minister of Italy (Presidente del consiglio dei ministri).
Italy, as a country, did not exist until the unification of its city states, the Risorgimento, came to a conclusion around the year 1861.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php?title=Italy&printable=yes   (2247 words)

 Italian Movies - Cinema of Italy
The history of Italian cinema began a just few months after the Lumière brothers had discovered it, and it was precisely with a few seconds of film in which Pope Leo XIII was blessing the camera.
After WWI, also due to consequent general economical crisis, Italian cinema produced less interesting works despite the introduction of sound, and it was only at the end of the 1920s that some innovative films were directed by Alessandro Blasetti, Mario Camerini and his cousin Augusto Genina.
Italian cinema had little prices to pay to dictatorship, and perhaps only when approaching the war, when (like in every fighting country) many works were produced for propaganda purposes.
www.milandirect.com /cinema_of_italy.html   (1322 words)

 Cinema of Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of Italian cinema began just a few months after the Lumière brothers had discovered the medium, when Pope Leo XIII was filmed for a few seconds in the act of blessing the camera.
These films differed from traditional westerns not only in that they were filmed in Italy on low budgets, but also by their unique, vivid cinematography.
During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Italian cinema became internationall synonimous with violent horror films which were primarily produced for the video market and were credited with fuelling the video nasty era in the United Kingdom.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cinema_of_Italy   (1908 words)

 Italy weddings, help getting married in Italy: Tuscany and cinema
From the classic cinema of the 1950's, to Hannibal in 2000, the cities of Florence, Pienza, and Tuscany in general have become an stunning backdrop for beautiful films, and a symbol for the peaceful, unspoilt and natural world of modern Italy.
For the American and English communities who have lived in this part of Italy for many years, it was a poignant and moving, at times cutting, observation of the romantic and bohemian ex-patriot view of the Italian way of life.
In a crumbling villa in WWII Italy, during the final days of the European campaign, a young, shell-shocked war nurse (Hana) remains behind to tend her doomed patient - a horribly burned pilot.
www.italyweddings.com /cinema.html   (626 words)

 Multiplex Arcadia, Melzo, Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The new cinema center represents the state of the exhibition art in Italy.
The Arcadia super cinema was built on a disused industrial site and currently has four 220-seat auditoriums, a bigger auditorium of 630 seats, two concession stands, a bookstore and a kids play area facility.
The creative fury, the courage, the deep technical knowledge of cinema and the love for 70mm were the factors that fuelled this huge personal challenge.
www.in70mm.com /newsletter/2001/65/arcadia/arcadia.htm   (629 words)

 The Year of Italy in China | Cinema
Film Festival dedicated to "Italy" and located in the heart of China Kunming, (Yunnan) 19-23 July 2006 Under the Patronage of Department of Oriental Languages of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, GAI (Young Italian...
Shanghai, June 17-25 Italian contemporary cinema is mostly unknown to the Chinese public.
Early history, development, present relevance and disappearance of the figure of the father", translated into Chinese in 2006 and published by the China Social Sciences Press, was displayed at the Beijing...
www.yidalinian.org /english/type/cinema   (622 words)

 Before the Olympics, before Fiat, Turin's claim to fame was (it's true) film
The city and surrounding region in the northwest corner of Italy are headed in new directions that often involve reclaiming past glories.
One of the major permanent attractions of Turin is Italy's National Museum of Cinema, located inside the Mole Antonelliana, the historic building whose distinctive spire now serves as the backdrop for the Olympics.
"Cinema in Italy was born in Turin," said filmmaker Marco Ponti, whose 2001 "Santa Maradona," a low-budget look at Turin's slacker scene, was an international hit.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/02/11/DDGKTH63A01.DTL   (1083 words)

 Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso) (Italy, 1988, New version 2001) . Movie reviews by Dr. Edwin Jahiel.
It was then trimmed down to 155 minutes, further cut to 125 for the Cannes Festival --where it won the Grand Prize (1989) of the Jury.
Still, the suspension of disbelief, just like that which entranced the Cinema Paradiso's clientele, does come into play and will not diminish an overall wonderful (and wonders-full) movie-movie.
After a couple of roles as a child actress, she left (or was made to leave) the cinema for ten years and grew up "normally." She then returned to the movies when she was 20 or 21 and has been in several since then.
www.prairienet.org /ejahiel/cinema_paradiso.htm   (852 words)

 Wallflower Press- the Cinema of Italy
Viewing Italian cinema at the intersection of history, politics, art and popular culture, the 24 concise essays of this anthology contextualise each film within both Italian and Western film culture.
The Cinema of Italy also considers the very personal works of Fellini, Ferreri and Moretti and gives special attention to those filmmakers (Argento and Leone) whose cinema directly addresses such international film genres as horror and the western.
The Cinema of Italy is remarkable for the clarity, conciseness and quality of the contributions as well as for the caliber of its contributors.
www.wallflowerpress.co.uk /publications/24frames/italy.html   (1004 words)

 ESA - Telecommunications - New audiences for digital cinema via satellite
The agreement between Elsacom and ASP calls for the theatre to be equipped with a '2K DLP Cinema Projector' and accompanying technologies for reception and decoding of High Density (HD) contents.
It promises to become a focal point for Italian and international cinema with high-profile activities such as premieres, live broadcast of worldwide festivals, as well as training courses for new cinema technologies, and a centre for remote learning sessions.
Not only will Casa del Cinema be the first 2K projection site in Italy, but the greater visibility of such a site is a major chance to promote the adoption of digital technologies associated with cinema.
www.esa.int /esaTE/SEMC8I25WVD_index_0.html   (508 words)

 Piemonte: Cradle of Cinema   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In and around Torino, in Italy’s northern region of Piemonte, that the Italian cinema was born and took root a century ago.
In fact, in the period leading up to the First World War, Italy’s cinema was pre-eminent in the world, both aesthetically and commercially, and Torino (or Turin, as it is also known in English) was its main production centre.
Italy’s Golden Age reached its highpoint with Giovanni Pastrone’s hugely influential Cabiria (1914), one of silent cinema’s great achievements, a masterpiece that set new standards for lavish production values and for innovation in cinematic technique and expression.
www.cinematheque.bc.ca /MayJune04/Piemonte.html   (2501 words)

 The Cinema of Italy; ; Giorgio Bertellini
The Cinema of Italy, a new addition to the 24 Frames series, looks at the recurring historical, thematic and stylistic features of twenty-four of the most important Italian sound films.
Viewing Italian cinema at the intersection of history, politics, art and popular culture, the 24 concise essays of this anthology contextualize each film within both Italian and Western film culture.
The Cinema of Italy also considers the very personal works of Fellini, Ferreri and Moretti and gives special attention to those film-makers (Argento and Leone) whose cinema directly addresses such international film genres as horror and the western.
www.columbia.edu /cu/cup/catalog/data/190336/190336499X.HTM   (399 words)

 kamera.co.uk - book review - The Cinema of Italy by Edited by Giorgio Bertellini
- reviewed by Edward Lamberti
The object of each book is to illustrate the national cinema of a particular country or set of countries through essays on 24 key films.
A recent addition to this collection is The Cinema of Italy.
And yet neorealism casts a long shadow over this book, perhaps longer than that which it casts over Italian cinema in general; although each individual essay is very well-thought-out and readable, the book as a whole has a slight whiff of the middle of the road.
www.kamera.co.uk /books/the_cinema_of_italy.php   (439 words)

 Cinema - Ciao Italy
Italian movies have fascinated and charmed the world, and have contributed words to our language such as "paparazzo" and "Fellini-esque" to describe photographers who roam the streets and a situation full of fantasy and surrealism.
To return to Ciao Italy simply close the page (clicking on the X in the upper righthand corner) because the "Back" button will not work.
Current films showing in Italy, Italian film festivals, articles from the magazine "35mm," bulletin board, fast and content-rich.
www.ciao-italy.com /categories/cinema.htm   (426 words)

 BAM : Brooklyn Academy of Music
Marco Tullio Giordana is not new to cinema, but as his reputation grows, he is becoming a major force on the world stage.
Fri and Sat: Present your BAM Rose Cinemas ticket at BAMcafé (day of screening only) and receive a three-course dinner including a glass of house wine for $21 per person (movie ticket is additional).
Children under six will not be admitted to BAM Rose Cinemas for any movies that are not rated; rated R or PG-13; or any movies not made specifically for children.
www.bam.org /events/bamcinematek.aspx   (363 words)

 [Italy-video] rassegna.cinema.indipendente   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
questo é il comunicato stampa di una eventuale rassegna di cinema indipendente come non se ne vedevano a firenze da una vita, messa in piedi senza sponzor alcuni in un cinema storico del centro di firenze al momento chiuso che ci hanno messo a disposizione gratis.
Un cinema inteso non più come riproduzione della realtà, ma come scoperta di una realtà registrata, memoria di un'esperienza raccontata in prima persona, una prima persona portata alle estreme conseguenze nel monologo di Debord che, divenuto voce fuori campo, mette a nudo, deridendo ogni moralismo, "il delirio permesso della società dello spettacolo".
Negli stessi anni in Sudamerica si sviluppavano l'esperienza del Cinema Novo e l'incredibile impresa di A.Solanas and O.Getino di fare un documentario sulle barbarie del neocolonialismo economico e culturale, esperienze che aprono la strada ad un cinema dove "l'atto rivoluzionario é il prodotto di un'azione che diverrà riflessione nel corso della lotta"(G. Rocha).
archives.lists.indymedia.org /italy-video/2002-May/000507.html   (382 words)

 Order Sons of Italy in America
Italian movie classics; the Italian resistance movement; and a deadly strike that rocked early America are the subjects of the books chosen as the Sons of Italy Book Club spring 2005 selections.
Italy’s was one of the most successful resistance movements in Europe—an impressive feat given the fact that it came at a time when Italy was the battleground for three simultaneous wars: civil, class and the Nazi occupation.
The Sons of Italy National Book Club is dedicated to the works of Italian American writers who focus on Italian American issues, themes and experiences.
www.osia.org /public/newsroom/pr4_5_05.asp   (702 words)

With about 300,000 pieces, the collection comprises movie posters, playbills and all the advertising material promoting cinema, from the first pre-cinematographic shows to today's films.
Among the most precious posters the Museum holds two rare original posters of the Cinématographe Lumière advertising the birth of cinema.
Of great interest is the collection dedicated to silent cinema with more than 200 items among Italian and foreign productions.
www.museonazionaledelcinema.org /en/pages/the_museum/collections/posters.php   (204 words)

 The Turin Cinema Museum - Associated Content
The Turin cinema museum is the first of it's kind in Italy and Europe.
Located in the historic center of Turin, Italy, the Mole Antonelliana at a height of 167 meters is billed as the tallest museum in the world.
The city was the capital of Italy's movie-making industry until the 1930s, when dictator Benito Mussolini moved all film production to Rome after he created Cinecittà;, the Italian equivalent of Hollywood.
www.associatedcontent.com /article/516/the_turin_cinema_museum.html   (590 words)

 Italia Mia. Italian movies, links, PAL DVD and VHS from Italy, Italian movie posters
Here you'll find information on the cinema of Italy, its history and impact worldwide.
The sad, bitter Umberto D. (1952), the touching story of a poor old man with his little dog, who life forces to beg for alms against his dignity in the loneliness of the new society, is perhaps De Sica's masterpiece and one of the most important works in Italian cinema.
Yet it is perhaps the most violent attack, in the apparent quietness of the action, against the rules of the new economy, the new mentality, the new values, and it happens to have at the same time both a conservative and a progressive view.
www.italiamia.com /cinema.html   (449 words)

 Italy Down Under - Cinema
It’s a showcase for Australian cinema in Rome —; the Isola del Cinema Festival has become a major attraction in Rome’s summer calendar.
Now it is occupied by a large St. John of God hospital, a restaurant run by the sister of the famous actor Aldo Fabrizi, a venerable church, and ample space for two outdoor theatres, stalls and restaurant.
Megan Gale, the best-known Australian in Italy because she stars in a telephone company publicity campaign, was the drawcard of the opening night (10 July) of “Australian Focus” held on the Tiber island as part of the this year’s Festival — also coinciding with celebrations of Australia’s centenary of Federation.
www.italydownunder.com.au /issuesix/cinema.html   (623 words)

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