Lucia Di Girolamo

L’isola indocile Capri: percorsi tra mito e turismo nel cinema fiction e non-fiction degli anni ’50

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Keywords: Southern Landscape, Tourist Film, Capri, Myth, Identity

During the 1950s the Mediterranean landscape was transformed by mass tourism; Capri, the island of myths, followed the same fate, becoming one of the most explored subjects of fiction and non-fiction cinema, in newsreels, documentaries, and comedies with a seaside theme. However, the metamorphic nature of this island continued to characterize its narration, poised between two extremes: a postcard image and the representation of a reality that rebels against the power of its stereotype. In this sense, the depiction of Capri relates to the broader Italian identity, which, in a changing world, was suspended between tradition and modernity, conformity and breaking the rules

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