Italian Cinema and the History of the South

Here are the links and a few notes from Domietta's talk on Italian cinema, as it relates to the political, economic and cultural situation in Italy in the 20th century.  If you took more extensive notes and have more information to add, please email Sue so she can add that information to this page, for everyone to access.

"The Southern Question" article in Wikipedia
Article on the Community leader Antonio Gramsci in Wikipedia

Matera and Basilicata:

     Christ Stopped at Eboli, directed by, based on the 1945 memoir by Carlo Levi. (1979)

     The Gospel According to St. Matthew, directed by Paolo Pasolini (1964)

     Documentary Ritratti di Città: Matera (1968) 


From Basilicata to Milan:

     Rocco and His Brothers, directed by Luchino Visconti (1960)


     Journey to Italy , directed by Roberto Rossellini, starring Ingrid Bergman (1954)


     The Earth Trembles, directed by Lucino Visconti (1948)

     The Leopard, directed by Lucino Visconti (1963)

Also mentioned:
    Salvatore Giuliano, directed by Francesco Rosi (1962)
    Stromboli, directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring Ingrid Bergman (1950)