This book is dedicated to the cinema of Gianni Amelio, one of the most representative and established directors of contemporary Italian cinema and critically investigates all of Amelio’s work, retracing its evolution and tracing a very stimulating path not only in the thematic research of the director but also in the expressive modes of his film production. A section hosts many images taken from Amelio’s films, followed by a long interview with the director. The book is accompanied by a series of very accurate filmographic cards and an extensive bibliography.
Antonio Carlo Vitti teaches History of Italian Cinema at Indiana University in Indiana. He deals with modern literature, immigration and cinema history. He has published essays on Pasolini, Monicelli, Scola, Wertmüller, De Santis, Rossellini, Amelio, Roversi, Montaldo, Rimanelli, Nanni Loy, Moretti and the new Italian cinema. He is also the author of Giuseppe De Santis and Postwar Italian Cinema (1996), coauthor of Amerigo. Andare è sempre tornare (1999), an anthology on Italian emigration in North America, curator of Incontri con il cinema, (Sciascia, Caltanissetta, 2004) and co-curator of In Search of Italia, (Metauro Edizioni, Pesaro, 2004). For Metauro he has curated, among others, La Scuola Italiana di Middlebury (1996-2005). Passione Didattica Pratica, (2005), Peppe De Santis secondo se stesso. Conferenze, conversazioni e sogni nel cassetto di uno scomodo scrittore di campagna (2007), Ripensare il Neorealismo: Cinema, Letteratura, Mondo (2008), The Films of Gianni Amelio. The Search for a Cinema of Social Conscience True to his Roots (2009), Avventuroso cammino nel cinema italiano (2017).