Male Anxiety and Psychopathology in Film

Comedy Italian Style

  • Authors
  • Andrea┬áBini

Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Andrea Bini
    Pages 1-9
  3. Andrea Bini
    Pages 41-71
  4. Andrea Bini
    Pages 73-106
  5. Andrea Bini
    Pages 107-144
  6. Andrea Bini
    Pages 145-182
  7. Andrea Bini
    Pages 183-206
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-248

About this book


The most popular film genre during the golden years of Italian cinema, the Comedy Italian Style emerged after the fall of the Facist regime, narrating the identity crisis of many Italian men. Exploring the birth, growth, and decline of this genre, Bini shows this notable style was the search for a new role in the shattered postwar middle class.


cinema comedy film identity psychopathology

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