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||Preface -- 1. The Silent Era -- 2. The Coming of Sound and the Fascist Era -- 3. The Neorealist Era: Masters of Neorealism - Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti -- 4. The Neorealist Era: Exploring the Boundaries of Neorealism -- 5. The Neorealist Era: The Break With Neorealism, the Cinema of the Reconstruction in Rossellini and Antonioni, Fellini's Trilogy of Character and Grace; and the Return of Melodrama with Visconti and De Sica -- 6. The Italian "Peplum": The Sword and Sandal Epic -- 7. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Commedia all'italiana - Comedy and Social Criticism -- 8. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Neorealism's Legacy to a New Generation and the Political Film -- 9. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Mateur Auteurs - New Dimensions of Film Narrative in Visconti, Antonioni, De Sica, and Fellini -- 10. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: The Spaghetti Nightmare - the Italian Horror Film from the 1950s to the Present -- 11. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: A Fistful of Pasta - Sergio Leone and the Spaghetti Western -- 12. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Mystery, Gore, and Mayhem-- the Italian Giallo XIII. The Golden Age of Italian Cinema: Myth, Marx, and Freud in Pier Paolo Pasolini and Bernardo Bertolucci -- 13. The Poliziesco: Italian Crime Films from the 1970s to the Present -- 14. The Old Guard Never Surrenders: Italy's Prewar Auteurs in the 1980s and 1990s -- 15. The Third Wave: A New Generation of Auteurs with Moretti, Nichetti, Trosi, Salvatores, Benigni, Tornatore, Giordana, Amelio, and Ozpetek -- 16. Italian Cinema Enters the Third Millennium -- Endnotes -- Bibliography -- List of photo credits -- Index.