Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] Missionary cinema presents itself as an object capable of intercepting the needs of the Church and the tastes of the public it addresses. The essay chooses to demonstrate it through the case of "Fiamme" (1929), a film made by the Xaverian missionaries of Parma and which, based on the imaginary of the western, builds the image of a religious / sheriff who takes the parts of an Indian glacier .
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPopular Italian Cinema
EditorsLouis BAYMAN
Pages214-225
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • cinema missionario
  • cinema popolare italiano
  • missionary cinema
  • popular Italian cinema

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