Antonio Napolitano

Antonio Napolitano

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


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 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.


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 [ Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni critici - "Ermanno Olmi : un regista alla ricerca dell’autentico" - (01/10/2007) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni - "L’altro Bergman : eros e sorrisi" - (07/11/2007) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – Medaglioni - "Iosseliani : ironia senza sdegno" - (03/12/2007) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Wim Wenders, cittadino del mondo" - (07/01/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Nikita Mikhalkov : Un cinema libero da diktat" - (01/02/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Rocky/Stallone, tra raffiche di pugni e zoomate" - (01/03/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Krzysztof Zanussi e la spirale della vita" - (01/05/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Peter Del Monte, un cinema controvento" - (02/05/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Agnès Varda : gli 80 anni di una pioniera" - (04/06/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Quentin Tarantino : un discutibile magistero" - (02/07/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Theo Anghelopoulos, tra mito ed impegno" - (01/08/2008) ]
** it [ Antonio Napolitano – "Mario Monicelli : una lunga vita per il Cinema" - (01/09/2008) ]
* [ Antonio Napolitano – "Zoomate: Aforismi su Cinema e TV"]
* [ Antonio Napolitano – "Cinememorandum: 200 e più film, da non dimenticare"]

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