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Bernardo Bertolucci

Bernardo Bertolucci  

(1940– )Italian film director.Son of the poet and film critic Attilio Bertolucci, Bernardo was born in Parma. As a child he wrote poetry and his first volume of verse, In Search of Mystery, won a ...
Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini  

(1920–94)began his career as a film-maker under the shadow of Neorealism, but already in La strada (1954) affirmed a distinctive poetic streak. La dolce vita, which won the Palme ...
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film Industry

film Industry  

Cinematography, on which many experiments were made in various countries, became feasible after the advent of celluloid film in 1889 and subsequent innovations in the motion film camera and the ...
Mary Pickford

Mary Pickford  

1893–1979)Canadian-born US film star of the silent screen.Pickford was born in Toronto and at the age of five was touring on stage as ‘Baby Gladys’. At fourteen she was starring on Broadway in The ...
mass media

mass media  

The printed press, newspapers and magazines, radio, television, and Internet sites that purvey news, information, misinformation, and all shades of opinion. Mass media provide a platform for ...
Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni  

(1912– )Italian film director. His films concentrate upon the study of character and, through the use of complex metaphoric plots and masterful camera-work, illuminate such themes as suicide and ...
photography

photography  

In an age of film, television, and holiday snapshots, it is hard to remember that until comparatively recently people had little idea what their rulers or celebrities looked like, nor ...
Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini  

(1906–1977)Italian film director, known for his neorealist films and his controversial marriage to Ingrid Bergman.Rossellini, who was born in Rome, began as a writer, amateur film-maker, and a maker ...
television

television  

1. An electronic technology enabling the encoding and decoding of ‘moving images’ and synchronized sounds, together with their unidirectional, instantaneous, long-distance transmission and reception ...

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