The Resource Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies, by Steven Fischler

Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies, by Steven Fischler

Label
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies
Title
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies
Statement of responsibility
by Steven Fischler
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
BEYOND WISEGUYS shows how Italian Americans transformed themselves from "œoutsiders" – stereotyped by the Hollywood establishment as mobsters – into industry insiders and a creative force to be reckoned with. Using a mosaic of interviews with well-known contemporary Italian American filmmakers like Chazz Palminteri, Stanley Tucci, Susan Sarandon, Jack Valenti, David Chase, Ben Gazzara, Isabella Rossellini and others, the documentary highlights the ways in which these filmmakers use their heritage to positively shape the art and craft of American cinema.Told against the backdrop of Hollywood history, the documentary is lavishly punctuated with film clips, stills and family photos – many supplied by the interviewees themselves. "œIt's impossible to imagine American film history without Frank Capra, Francis Cord Coppola or Martin Scorsese," says Fred Gardaphe, Chairman of the Italian American Studies Program at SUNY Stony Brook. "œIt's also hard to separate the popular image of Italian Americans from the goombas that crowd many of Hollywood's most successful films." Beyond Wiseguys explores the history of the Italian-as-gangster stereotype from the silent era, the advent of the "œtalkies," through groundbreaking films like The Godfather and the acclaimed television series The Sopranos."œIt's an entertaining, provocative film," says Executive Producer Turturro, "œinteresting not only to America's 20 million Italian Americans but to movie lovers all over the country." BEYOND WISEGUYS: Italian Americans & The Movies is a co-production of Beachcomber Films and Pacific Street Films. The film runs approximately one hour
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
  • In English
  • Original language in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fischler, Steven
  • Sucher, Joel
  • Borghese, Paul
  • Fischler, Steven
Runtime
55
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 2000s
  • American people
  • Stereotypes
  • Actors
  • Acting
  • Italian people
Target audience
adult
Label
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies, by Steven Fischler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2542074
  • (OCoLC)900743989
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2542074/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000281685
Video recording format
other
Label
Beyond Wiseguys: Italian Americans & The Movies, by Steven Fischler
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed March 29, 2016)
Carrier category
  • other
  • online resource
Carrier category code
  • vz
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • unknown
  • other
Extent
1 online resource (55 minutes)
Form of item
online
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (VaAlASP)2542074
  • (OCoLC)900743989
  • (VaAlASP)ASP2542074/marc
  • (EXLCZ)993810000000281685
Video recording format
other

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