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Last WordsConsidering Contemporary Cinema$
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Jason Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231171977

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231171977.001.0001

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Marco Bellocchio

Marco Bellocchio

(p.15) Marco Bellocchio
Last Words

Jason Wood

Columbia University Press

This chapter presents an interview with filmmaker Marco Bellocchio. Bellocchio exploded onto the international film scene in 1965 with his fiery debut, Fists in the Pocket and has since then become one of Italy's cinematic masters. Vincere (2009) was the first Bellocchio film for some time to receive international distribution. The film tells a story airbrushed from many official biographies of Benito Mussolini—his relationship with Ida Dalser. The interview covered topics such as what initially led Bellocchio to the story of Ida Dalser; and whether he wishes to interrogate the methods by which history represents, remembers, and obscures despite his claim that he does not want to film to serve as an exposition of the vileness of the Fascist regime.

Keywords:   Marco Bellocchio, Fists in the Pocket, Vincere, interviews, film directors, Italian filmmakers, filmmaking, Ida Dalser, Benito Mussolini

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