New Release: INSIDE THE HISTORICAL FILM
Inside the Historical Film, by Bruno Ramirez, is an exploration of the power of cinema to enrich our understanding of the past.
From cinema’s beginnings filmmakers have turned to the past for their stories, so much so that in many ways our historical culture is shaped more in the movie theatre than in the classroom.
Tony Nardi as Joe Aiello in La déroute / Mr. Aiello (Photo by Pierre Dury. Courtesy of AC PAV)
Marina Orsini as Sara in Il Duce Canadese (Photo by Céline Lalonde. Courtesy of Ciné Télé Action Inc.)
In Inside the Historical Film, Ramirez discusses a wide range of films, from various historical and national contexts, pointing to the role that film-crafts play in translating historical events into cinematic language. He takes the reader through the process of conception, research, design, and production of several films that he researched and co-wrote, explaining the decisions that were made to best convey historical knowledge.
Tony Nardi and Pierre Curzi as Cordasco during his coronation as “the King of Italian labourers” (Photo by Daniel Keiffer. Courtesy of AC PAV)