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Il cinema dei Papi (The Cinema of the Popes)

Il cinema dei Papi (The Cinema of the Popes)


The art of the Lumière brothers enters the Vatican

Making use of mostly unpublished documents from the archives of the Vatican Secretary of State and the Pontifical Gendarmerie, this volume tells of the birth of the Vatican Film Library, whose 8,000 titles make it unique in its genre and the main depository of the memory of moving images of the pontiffs of the 1900’s. An original viewpoint for understanding the profound transformations which took place in the image of the papacy and the relationship between Catholic Church and cinema.


Genre: Essays

Subject: Cinema/theatre/dance

Publishing house:

Marietti 1820

Year of publication: 2019

Published in: Bologna

Number of pages: 184

Price: 13,00

ISBN: 9788821113086

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Il cinema dei Papi (The Cinema of the Popes)

Dario Edoardo Viganò

Dario Edoardo Viganò, vice-chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, is ordinary professor of Cinema at the Uninettuno and the LUISS Business School.