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L’evoluzione della criminalità nel dopoguerra in Italia nelle opere di Carlo Lizzani e Giorgio Scerbanenco
The evolution of crime in post-war Italy in the works of Carlo Lizzani and Giorgio Scerbanenco

Autore | Author
Marco Paoli
M.Paoli@liverpool.ac.uk

Corso di dottorato | PhD Program
Italian Studies
Tutor Gillian Ania, William Hope
University of Salford
2010

Sinossi | Abstract
This study discusses the evolution of crime in Italy during the period from 1944 to the late 1960s, as represented in the works of film director Carlo Lizzani and author Giorgio Scerbanenco. This study pays particular attention to the viewer’s or reader’s engagement with the scenarios and the fictional characters portrayed. The introduction outlines the implications of the emerging forms of criminality, which were so closely linked to Italy’s post-war economic, political and social transformation, as a context for the discussion that follows. Part One focuses on three key films by Carlo Lizzani: Il gobbo (1960), La Celestina P… R… (1965) and Banditi a Milano (1968). Part Two discusses the way in which Italian literature, and in particular detective fiction, depicted the evolution of crime in the 1960s, focusing in particular on Scerbanenco’s representation of criminal environments in his Duca Lamberti series (1966-69). The conclusion highlights the parallels and contrasts between the way in which Lizzani and Scerbanenco portrayed the evolution of the crime and the influence of criminality upon society in the post-war period.

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