Uma viagem brancaleonica pela idade media

by Brito Garboggini, João Andre

Abstract (Summary)
The present work proposes an analysis of Mario Monicelli' s film "L' Armata Brancaleone ", produced between 1965 and 1966. In the dissertation I try, at first, to map the commedia all'italiana as a movie genre that started to be developed at the end of the 1950's and reached its heights around the 1970's. At this point some films (Pane, Amore e Fantasia -1953, n Sorpasso -1962 and Divomo ali Jtaliana - 1961, for example) and filmmakers (Luigi Comencini, Pietro Germi, Dino Risi, among others) are important for us to trace Mario Monicelli's perspective as a rnovie maker. This wiIl aIlow us to perceive in which ways "L '.Armata Brancaleone is different ftom other films, reconstructing the Middle Ages as a historic period in a comic way. In a second instance, the objective is to pinpoint how "L' Armata Brancaleone" builds a piece of historic fiction referring to the Middle Ages at the same time it establishes a dialogue with certain literary categories related to the figure ofthe knight, like Cervante's D. Quixote della Mancha, the Chanson de Geste or the Cilvary Romances, also characters like Capitano ftom the Commedia dell'.Arte. At the same time, the filmmaker hints to a critic of the renaissance's Condotiero as a character of the fascist period in the ltalian Cinema. The last part of the work contains an analysis of the film in the form of an essay, that was built having as a starting point Vladimir Propp' s ''Morphlogy of the Folktale" (1984), 50 we could study each character's trajectory inside the narrative, their interaction with each other and their setting, where an identification with a medieval period is constructed
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Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Iara Lis Franco Schiavinatto; Iara Lis Franco Schiavinatto [Orientador]

School:Universidade Estadual de Campinas

School Location:Brazil

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:cinema italiano historia e critica italia literatura medieval


Date of Publication:02/17/2004

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