Table of contents for Diva : defiance and passion in early Italian cinema / by Angela Dalle Vacche ; foreword by Guy Maddin.
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Acknowledgments: The Geography of a Book
Foreword by Guy Maddin
Introduction: Mater Dolorosa
Theory and Technology
Chapter 1. The Shape of Time: Élan Vital and Memento Mori
Chapter 2. Laocoon's Filmstrip: Classicism, Marxism, Vitalism
Chapter 3. Orientalism: Ballets Russes, Occultism, Canudo
Chapter 4. Wings of Desire: Aviation, Fashion, Circus Stunts
History and Analysis
Chapter 5. Acting: Prostitution, Vertigo, Close-up
Chapter 6. Modern Woman: Minor Stars and the Short Film
Chapter 7. Tropes: Obsessions and Traumas of a Genre
Chapter 8. Nino Oxilia: Blue Blood and Satanic Rhapsody
Conclusion: Beyond the Femme Fatale
Portraits: Biographical Profiles of Actresses
Time Line: Cultural Events and the Diva Film
Archival Locations and Filmography
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Women in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Italy.