Antonio Napolitano

Antonio Napolitano

Antonio Napolitano (was born in 1928 in Naples, in Italy) is an Italian film critic.

Biography

From 1947 to 1959, Antonio Napolitano was a member and subsequently an executive of the « "Circolo napoletano del cinema" » and other cineclubs.

In 1959, as a teacher of English he has been to England to get a diploma in General linguistics.

From 1956 he has been contributing with essays to literature and cinema magazines: .( "L’Italia Letteraria", Fr., "Il Letterato", Cs., "L’Altro Cinema", Mi., "Cinema Sud" a.s.o.).

In 1960, he won the " Pasinetti-Cinema Nuovo Price", Venice, prize for an essay on Ingmar Bergman and started writing for "Cinema Nuovo" (Mi.), "Civiltà dell’immagine" (Florence) and, later on, for "Film critica" (Rome) a.s.o. In 1961, he was appointed an ordinary teacher of English Literature in Italian High Schools. By these reviews he has been sent to "Mostra di Venezia" and festivals in Locarno, Karlovy Vary and some others.

In 1969, he took a Ph.degree in “Film history and criticism” and taught for several years in State and private Universities.

Since 1963 up to 1975, he was in the Managing Committee of the "Incontri internazionali del Cinema" in Sorrento and of Italian Centre of Filmology".

Several of his essays have been translated into Danish, English, Russian, American and quoted in foreign books on Cinema.

At present he still lives in Vomero, Naples.

Bibliography

In English

* "Neorealism in anglo-saxon cinema", in "Italian neorealism and global cinema", edité par Laura E. Ruberto et Kristi M. Wilson, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 2007, ISBN 0-8143-3324-2

In Italian

* "Cinema e narrativa", Incontri internazionali del cinema, Naples 1965
* "Film significato e realtà", Edizioni scientifiche italiane, Naples 1966
* "Saggi di storia e critica del Cinema", La Buona Stampa, Naples 1969
* "Robert J. Flaherty", La nuova Italia, Florence, 1975
* "Mezzogiorno, questione aperta", Coll. per il Cinema, AA.VV., Bari, 1981
* "Ideogrammi", Lalli Ed., Florence, 1990
* "Il verde del Vomero", Lettere Italiane AGE, Naples 1997
* "Totò, uno e centomila", Tempo Lungo, Naples 2001
* "G. Leopardi. Un taccuino napoletano", Ist. Culturale del Mezzogiorno, Naples 2007
* "Il memoriale di Seneca. Un galateo del ben vivere e del ben morire", Ist. Culturale del Mezzogiorno, Naples 2008

External links

* Online essays:
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=826 Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni critici - "Ermanno Olmi : un regista alla ricerca dell’autentico" - (01/10/2007) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=846 Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni - "L’altro Bergman : eros e sorrisi" - (07/11/2007) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=884 Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni - "Iosseliani : ironia senza sdegno" - (03/12/2007) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=932 Antonio Napolitano – "Wim Wenders, cittadino del mondo" - (07/01/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=973 Antonio Napolitano – "Nikita Mikhalkov : Un cinema libero da diktat" - (01/02/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1023 Antonio Napolitano – "Rocky/Stallone, tra raffiche di pugni e zoomate" - (01/03/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1079 Antonio Napolitano – "Krzysztof Zanussi e la spirale della vita" - (01/05/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1168 Antonio Napolitano – "Peter Del Monte, un cinema controvento" - (02/05/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1250 Antonio Napolitano – "Agnès Varda : gli 80 anni di una pioniera" - (04/06/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1324 Antonio Napolitano – "Quentin Tarantino : un discutibile magistero" - (02/07/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/archivio/page.php?nn=1379 Antonio Napolitano – "Theo Anghelopoulos, tra mito ed impegno" - (01/08/2008) ]
** it [http://www.zappingrivista.it/primo/articolo.php?nn=1437 Antonio Napolitano – "Mario Monicelli : una lunga vita per il Cinema" - (01/09/2008) ]
* [http://xoomer.alice.it/neapolitansk Antonio Napolitano – "Zoomate: Aforismi su Cinema e TV"]
* [http://xoomer.alice.it/cinememorandum/index.html Antonio Napolitano – "Cinememorandum: 200 e più film, da non dimenticare"]


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