Il cinema fatto in casa. Alle origini della cinematografia amatoriale in Italia

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Home-made cinema. At the origins of amateur cinema in Italy

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The essay intends to recover the definition coordinates of amateur cinema in Italy starting from the 1920s. According to what can be seen from the advertising representations of the time, in particular from the covers of the Pathé-Baby Bulletin, from the very beginning, family cinematography was promoted as a collective practice, where the role of the operator was absolutely interchangeable and not conditioned by social hierarchies. : even women and children, due to the ease of use of the new technological discoveries, could start shooting and participate in the great “home-made cinema” party. As evidenced by the collection analyzed here, on vacation, in the garden, even in the living room, anyone could have immortalized fragments of everyday life. The camera could therefore become a means of relating, a device for strengthening family ties and giving shape to emotions and affective motions.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Home-made cinema. At the origins of amateur cinema in Italy
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFuori circuito. Altre forme di produzione del cinema italiano
Pages49-58
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • cinema amatoriale
  • archivio filmico
  • film di famiglia
  • Pathé Baby

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