Academic Video Online provides access to a variety of media, including documentaries, interviews, stage performances, award winning films, and more. To find specific Italian-language media, use the advanced search function and refine your results by language.
Kanopy is a video streaming service with over 26,000 films available to watch on-demand. With world cinema, award winning films, and documentaries available, you're sure to find a movie or two that will suit your needs.
FIAF offers access to a variety of academic journals and periodicals dedicated to film studies. Coverage includes film history, theory, and criticism.
The Film and Television Literature Index is a comprehensive database that includes extensive coverage of film and television writing. Subjects covered include writing, production, cinematography, reviews, film and television theory, and preservation and restoration of film.
Italian Neorealism emerged towards the end of World War II and typically features non-professional actors, or professional actors in roles opposite to what they would normally play. These stories usually focus on the poor or working-class, as well as their lives and struggles, and were filmed on site, rather than on a set. Notable directors include Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rossellini.
The Spaghetti Western is a genre of Western cinema that emerged in the 1960s. Most were directed by Italian filmmakers, and may also be known as Italo-Westerns. Famous directors of the genre include Sergio Leone and Sergio Corbucci, and one of the most notable actors within the genre is Clint Eastwood.