Pompeii in Roberto Rossellini's 'Journey to Italy'

Fox, M. (2011) Pompeii in Roberto Rossellini's 'Journey to Italy'. In: Hales, S. and Paul, J. (eds.) Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today. Series: Classical Presences. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 286-300. ISBN 9780199569366

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Abstract

This chapter examines the role played by Pompeii in one of the most signficant landmarks in modernist Cinema, Rossellini's <i>Journey to Italy</i> (1954). Reading the film as a moment in the reception of Pomepeii enables the strange happy ending of the film to be better understood. The chapter argues that the film is important testimony to the ambiguous quality of Pompeii in the popular imagination.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fox, Professor Matthew
Authors: Fox, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Classics
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISBN:9780199569366
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