Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos
From the silent era and The Black Hand (1906) to HBO's hit series The Sopranos, Hollywood has had a love-hate affair with Italian Americans. Now in paperback, Hollywood Italians is a celebration of nearly a century of images of Italians in American motion pictures and their often under-appreciated, underpraised, and truly remarkable contribution to popular culture.
Hollywood Italians covers the careers of dozens of stars among them Rudolph Valentino, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, and James Galdolfini. In addition, the book reviews the work of such Italian American directors as Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese in a fresh light. In all, Hollywood Italians discusses scores of films with a concentration on their literary and European-cinematic roots. The book is capped by a no-holds-barred examination of The Godfather and its two sequels as well as the international television phenomenon The Sopranos.
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Hollywood Italians: dagos, palookas, romeos, wise guys, and SopranosUser Review - Book Verdict
Raging Bull, Moonstruck, The Black Hand, and My Cousin Vinny are just a few of the many films that feature Italian Americans. Bondanella (comparative literature & Italian, Indiana Univ.; Italian Cinema: From Neorealism to the Present) thoroughly analyzes these and dozens of other films, tracing the development of this culture's representation on film, paying particular attention to ethnicity, tradition, symbolism, and stereotyping. The material is organized by category histories of emigration, prizefighters, lovers, gangsters, and comic wise guys and includes a separate chapter on the popular cable television series The Sopranos. Bondanella studies plot lines and main characters, discusses the careers and images of Italian American actors and performers (e.g., Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, Rudolph Valentino, and the Rat Pack), and follows the influence of directors (e.g., Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola) associated with this genre. He expertly blends history, analysis, and commentary in an informative reference that is also an entertaining read. Film stills and photographs complement the text. Recommended for circulating libraries as well as academic and cinema collections. Carol J. Binkowski, Bloomfield, NJ ...
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I don't know why I read this.... but found it at the library in high school, and really liked it. hahahaha Read full review
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Hollywood Italians: Dagos, Palookas, Romeos, Wise Guys, and Sopranos. New York: Continuum, 2004. 352 pp. Hardcover. $29.95. ISBN: 082641544X ...
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