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Title: The Films of Gillo Pontecorvo
Contributor(s): McQueen, Kelvin  (author)
Publication Date: 2016
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Abstract: Italian filmmaker, Gillo Pontecorvo (1919-2006), is best known for two great, award-winning films: 'The Battle of Algiers' (1966) and 'Burn!' (1969). Both deal with anti-colonial struggles, but are ambivalent about the tactics and results of those struggles. Pontecorvo left the PCI in 1956 and I think that both of these films present a Eurocommunist and pessimistic view of political struggle. For me, they ask whether democratic and socialist struggles will not always be subverted by the bad faith of leaders or masses.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Socialist, 22(2), p. 22-23
Publisher: Australian Socialist
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 1327-7723
Field of Research (FOR): 200211 Postcolonial Studies
190201 Cinema Studies
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940203 Political Systems
940201 Civics and Citizenship
HERDC Category Description: C3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journal
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