The history of Italian artists’ emigration that changed cinema in the USA
This book is a passionate research on the influence of Italian emigrates’ culture on cinema and media in the United States from 1895 to nowadays. Giuliana Muscio analyzes lives and careers of Italian actors, musicians and directors that brought with them a culture made of comedy and tragedy, music and dance, naturalism and improvisation. The research is based on archive’s documents, accurate films’ analysis and interviews with Italian-American artists, such as Francis Coppola, Talia Shire, John Turturro, Nancy Savoca e David Chase.
Giuliana Muscio has been professor at Padoa University and Visiting Professor at Minnesota University and UCLA. Among her books, are Lista nera a Hollywood, Scrivere il film, La Casa Bianca e le sette majors, Piccole Italie, grandi schermi, Alle porte di Hays e Quei bravi ragazzi; in America she published The New Deal and the Film Industry and Napoli/New York/Hollywood.