Catholicism ad cinema Modernization and modernity

Catholicism ad cinema

Modernization and modernity

This book investigates the Catholic Church’s film policy illuminating for the first time, by means of a systematic analysis, a vast body of documents preserved at the Vatican Secret Archives and at numerous Italian Catholic archives – some of them indexed and opened to scholars, like the Archivio Storico dell’Istituto Luigi Sturzo [Historical Archive of the Luigi Sturzo Institute] and the Archivio dell’Istituto per la storia dell’Azione Cattolica e del Movimento Cattolico in Italia Paolo VI [Archive of the Institute for the History of Catholic Action and the Catholic Movement in Italy Paul VI]; other only partially indexed like the Nazareno Taddei Archive or faced with the risk of closure, like the Associazione Cattolica Esercenti Cinema [Catholic Exhibitors’ Association] Archive.

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About the author

Gianluca Della Maggiore

Gianluca della Maggiore is Postdoc Research Fellow in Contemporary History at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. In 2015 he earned a PhD in Historical Studies with a thesis on the Catholic Church’s film policy during Fascism.

Tomaso Subini

Tomaso Subini is Associate Professor in Film Studies at the University of Milan. He has been the Principal Investigator of a “National Interest Research Project” (PRIN-2012) on the topics of this book. He is currently the Principal Investigator of the “National Interest Research Project” (PRIN-2015) Love Meetings. Cinema and Sexuality in Italy (1948-1978).

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