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Title: Marco Ferreri: The task of cinema and the end of the world
Authors: Rugo, D
Keywords: Marco Ferreri;Neo-realism;Essential images;Monuments;End of the world;Hope;Sense
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Intellect
Citation: Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies, 1(2), 129 - 141, 2013
Abstract: This article identifies Marco Ferreri's original contribution to cinema as a gesture aimed at exposing the 'end of the world'. This expression should be understood - aside from millenarian connotations - as a reopening of sense in excess of acquired significations. Ferreri supports this gesture through images that deliberately defy conceptual validation, so that his films often move from the meticulous description of ordinary situations to the collapse of meaningful references. In order to contextualize the framework described above, the argument traces Ferreri's trajectory back to neo-realism, highlighting elements of continuity and moments of rupture. In particular, the article highlights how Ferreri delivers the humanism expressed by neo-realism to a world without thought.
Description: This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2013 Intellect Books.
ISSN: 2047-7368
Appears in Collections:Dept of Social Sciences Media and Communications Research Papers

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