In 1949, André Bazin claimed that representing death on the screen was a “metaphysical obscenity.” However, in her just released book Spettacolo della morte e “tecniche del cordoglio” nel cinema degli anni sessanta (Rome: Bulzoni, 2017) Prof. Monica Facchini claims that the representation of death in certain Italian political cinema becomes the necessary means to unveil marginal realities in modern society, investigate power relations between different social groups, and rip off the mask of feigned certainties and ostentatious happiness in the society of the spectacle.
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Assistant Professor Monica Facchini publishes book on Italian cinemaBy Department of Romance Languages and Literatures on December 6, 2017
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