The Italian Cinema

— Lynn Weil reports that the Italian cinema has greatly declined since Mussolini opened the legendary Cinecitta studios in 1937. Many filmmakers blame the government's funding bureaucracy for crippling the "Hollywood on the Tiber", which produced such famed film-makers as Fellini, Bertolucci, and Rossellini.



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