New resources: project book proposals

In order to chart the development of the Italian Cinema/Italian Histories project, I am posting on this site proposals for books related to the project. This may be risky (because of the possibility of plagiarism) but it is consistent with the intention to make the website a ‘public notebook’ of the project, and with our desire to be as open as possible about methodologies and themes. Two proposals are now available here, one for a BFI Film Classics volume on The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia d’Algeri, Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966), and the other for a volume on the Italian history film in the series ‘Italiana’ from Donzelli.

Still from The Battle of Algiers

Cross-dressing revolutionaries in the Casbah