The Divine Comic

The Divine Comic The Cinema of Roberto Benigni - Filmmakers Series

Hardback (17 Sep 2001)

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Roberto Benigni, the Italian comedian, actor, director, and writer, gained international fame when his film La vita è bella/ Life Is Beautiful (1997) won three Oscars in 1999, including Best Foreign Film and Best Actor. Benigni has been a steady presence in Italian popular culture since the mid-1970s. This book introduces Benigni's performances in film, stage, and television, little known outside of Italy, with an emphasis on the cultural and intellectual backdrops that characterize his films, including his origins among the Tuscan rhyming poets and his experiences in the Roman avant-garde theater. Benigni's statements about his experiences and apprenticeships with cinema notables like Cesare Zavattini and Federico Fellini reveal a wealth of fresh information and confirm the sense that there is more to this madcap buffoon than meets the eye.

Book information

ISBN: 9780810840003
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Imprint: The Scarecrow Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.43028092
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 175
Weight: 386g
Height: 227mm
Width: 151mm
Spine width: 10mm