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Table Of Contents

Biographical Summary
ANCIENT TUSCAN ORIGINS
BENIGNI AND DANTE
Benigni's Cioni Persona, from Theater to Film
BERUNGUER TI VOGLIO BENEIBERLINGUER I LOVE YOU
LATER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
RENZO ARBORE
MARCO FERRERI: CHIEDO ASILO/SEEKING ASYLUM
CITTI AND ECHOES OF PASOLINI: IL MINESTRONE
JIM JARMUSCH: DOWN BY LAW AND NIGHT ON EARTH
THE LITTLE DEVIL MEETS SCHOPENHAUER
RELIGIOUS PARODY AND TU MI TURBIIYOU BOTHER ME
FROM BERTOLUCCI TO CERAMI
JOHNNYSTECCHINO
IL MOSTROITHE MONSTER
La vita e bella I Life Is Beautiful
HOMAGE TO CHAPLIN
TACKLING A FASCIST PAST WITH CHILDHOOD INNOCENCE
INTELLECTUALS AND RIDDLES
FABLE VERSUS REALISM
Conducted by Vanina Pezzetti
Bibliography
Theatrical Work
AS ACTOR
AS DIRECTOR
Index
About the Author
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The Divine Comic: The Cinema of Roberto Benigni

The Divine Comic: The Cinema of Roberto Benigni

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Roberto Benigni, the Italian comedian, actor, director, and writer, gained international fame when his film La vita è bella/ Life Is Beautiful (1997) won three Oscars in 1999, including Best Foreign Film and Best Actor. Benigni has been a steady presence in Italian popular culture since the mid-1970s. This book introduces Benigni's performances in film, stage, and television, little known outside of Italy, with an emphasis on the cultural and intellectual backdrops that characterize his films, including his origins among the Tuscan rhyming poets and his experiences in the Roman avant-garde theater. Benigni's statements about his experiences and apprenticeships with cinema notables like Cesare Zavattini and Federico Fellini reveal a wealth of fresh information and confirm the sense that there is more to this madcap buffoon than meets the eye.
Roberto Benigni, the Italian comedian, actor, director, and writer, gained international fame when his film La vita è bella/ Life Is Beautiful (1997) won three Oscars in 1999, including Best Foreign Film and Best Actor. Benigni has been a steady presence in Italian popular culture since the mid-1970s. This book introduces Benigni's performances in film, stage, and television, little known outside of Italy, with an emphasis on the cultural and intellectual backdrops that characterize his films, including his origins among the Tuscan rhyming poets and his experiences in the Roman avant-garde theater. Benigni's statements about his experiences and apprenticeships with cinema notables like Cesare Zavattini and Federico Fellini reveal a wealth of fresh information and confirm the sense that there is more to this madcap buffoon than meets the eye.

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