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Gillo Pontecorvo: From Resistance to Terrorism (Paperback)
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Gillo Pontecorvo: From Resistance to Terrorism (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 20/10/2005
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Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo is best known for his films about anti-colonial insurgency and terrorism. In this book, containing several black and white photos, author Carlo Celli examines Pontecorvo's entire career, from his days as a leader in the anti-Nazi/fascist resistance during World War II to his 1992 short documentary about Algeria's struggle with Islamic fundamentalism.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810854406
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 281 g
Dimensions: 226 x 195 x 11 mm


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...a detailed biography and filmography of Gillo Pontecorvo and his work....highly informative.... * Italian Culture, Vol. 24-25 (2006-2007) *
The name of Italian filmmaker Gillo Pontecorvo recently made the newspapers as it was revealed that his most famous work, 1966's The Battle of Algiers-depicting the doomed French colonial anti-insurgency campaign against the Algerian National Liberation Front, whose brutal but effective tactics would be denounced as "terrorism" by the French-was being afforded a special showing at the Pentagon, newly interested in the film's themes for the obvious reasons. In this work, Celli (Bowling Green State U.) surveys the entire career of the filmmaker, providing readings of Pontecorvo's early and late documentaries, as well as fictional major works such as The Battle of Algiers, Kapo, Burn!, and Ogro. While traditional concerns of film studies occasionally make their appearance in his treatment, Celli's main concern, as it was with Pontecorvo, are political themes, especially Pontecorvo's unresolved themes of justification of violence and terrorism for reasons of national liberation. * Reference and Research Book News *

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