Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)
Cinema and Interactive Media (Communication)
Date of Defense
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John Paul Russo
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The self-evident reasons for a work needing to be written on Olmi are plenty: his films have won many major international film festival awards, having Godard proclaim I fidanzati to be one of the ten best films ever made, and being consistently quoted visually by filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Mike Leigh,and Ken Loach. (2008: pg.31)1. But Olmi’s films can have a very personal significance once an adventurous viewer has discovered them, that invites further viewings. Through Olmi’s singular style, we develop an interest in the characters of his films in a way that beckons us to explore our own selves and our relationships with others.
Ermanno Olmi; Italian Cinema; Modernity; Italian History
Pettigrew, Ian D., "Reclaiming Realities: The Boom, Post-Boom and History Films Set in the 20th Century of Ermanno Olmi" (2014). Open Access Dissertations. 1233.