L'arma più forte: cinema, ideologia e propaganda

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The strongest weapon: cinema, ideology and propaganda

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The relationship between cinema and fascist propaganda has been widely discussed in studies on Italian cinema. It concerns, first of all, the degree of "fascistization" of the film production of the Fascist period, since to a small group of films of obvious propaganda corresponds a greater quantity of products that do not refer to the fascist government, if not indirectly, painting a Progressive and modern Italy. But this is not without contradiction, since many films convey fashions and attitudes that, at least theoretically, adverse fascism. The essay intends to focus its attention on some genres - the colonial, the comedy and the historian - and on some representative films, to outline the most frequent narrative themes and strategies, but also to highlight how the regime has reconciled oxymoronic models to convey to your audience.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The strongest weapon: cinema, ideology and propaganda
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationStoria della comunicazione e dello spettacolo in Italia- I media alla sfida della modernità (1900-1944). Volume 1
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Cinema fascista
  • Cinema italiano
  • Propaganda cinematografica


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