Italian Cinema is the only complete and up-to-date book on the subject available anywhere, in any language. New coverage from 1989 to the present includes the Italian horror-film genre, Roberto Benigni (Life Is Beautiful et al.), Bernardo Bertolucci (Stealing Beauty), Franco Zeffirelli (Tea with Mussolini), Michael Radford (The Postman [II postino]), Gabriele Salvatores (Mediterraneo), Maurizio Nichetti (The Icicle Thief et al.), Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso, The Starmaker), and much more. The book has been extensively revised and updated, including all-new notes, bibliography, plus videocassette and DVD information.
Peter Bondanella is the author and editor of many other groundbreaking books on Italian culture, and is Chairman and Distinguished Professor, Western European Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington