University of Pittsburgh


Marcia Landy

Marcia Landy is Distinguished Professor of English/Film Studies with a Secondary appointment in the French and Italian Department at the University of Pittsburgh. Her books include Fascism in Film: The Italian Commercial Cinema 1931-1943 (Princeton, 1986); British Genres: Cinema and Society, 1930-1960  ( Princeton, 1991); Imitations of Life : A Reader on Film and Television Melodrama (Wayne State, 1991); Film Politics, and Gramsci (Minnesota, 1994); Queen Christina (with Amy Villarejo, BFI, 1995) ; Cinematic Uses of the Past (Minnesota, 1996)); The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in Italian Cinema (SUNY, 1998); Italian Film (Indiana, 2000) The Historical Film History and Memory in Media (Rutgers, 2000); Stars: The Film Reader (with Lucy Fischer Routledge, 2004); Monty Python’s Flying Circus (Wayne State, 2005), and Stardom Italian Style, Screen Performance and Personality in Italian Cinema (Indiana, 2008)  She is currently completing a book entitled Cinema as Counter History, contracted to Indiana. Her essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and in such journals as Screen, Journal of Film and Television, Quarterly Review of Film and Television, The Historical Review of Film, Radio, and Television, Cinema Journal , Kinokultura,The Italianist, and boundary 2.

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Film in Pittsburgh

Celebrated Pittsburgh director, George Romero


The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media

The Folklore of Consensus: Theatricality in the Italian Cinema, 1930-1943

Queen Christina

Film, Politics, and Gramsci

Monty Python's Flying Circus

Stars, the Film Reader

Imitations of Life: A Reader of Film and Television Melodrama

Italian Film

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