The De/Sign of Cinema

Notes, Paintings and Photographs by Fourteen Masters of Italian Cinema

  • Edited by Anna Maria Montaldo, Giona A. Nazzaro
  • Binding Paperback with flaps
  • Size 24 x 30 cm
  • Pages 192
  • Illustrations 70 a colori
  • Language Italian, English
  • Year 2015
  • ISBN 9788836632183
  • Price € 30,00  € 28,50
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Fourteen masters of Italian cinema exhibit the drawings, paintings, visual notes, and photographs – some of them for the first time – that illuminate and give testament to the creative journey made during the ideation and realization of their films.
The different approaches underlie different conceptions of the creative work, which implies taking different stands, setting up different production economies, and setting goals more or less markedly oriented to research and experimentation – all of which is likely to resurface in the actual films.
De/Signs can tell the time of imagination before or after shooting and editing as well as the journeys of the mind that may depart from a sign, a dream, or an intuition. From time to time and from medium to medium, these can enhance further explorations and outcomes.

Directors: Marco Bellocchio, Giovanni Columbu, Alberto Fasulo, Michelangelo Frammartino, Matteo Garrone, Carlo S. Hintermann, Pietro Marcello, Mario Martone, Maurizio Nichetti, Stefano Odoardi, Enrico Pau, Franco Piavoli, Ettore Scola, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani

Cagliari, Musei Civici, July - September 2015


The De/Sign of cinema. The genesis of a project
Anna Maria Montaldo

The De/Sign of Cinema. Re-inventing the World
Giona A. Nazzaro

Designing Openness
Daniele Dottorini

Marco Bellocchio. Inner Drawings
Anton Giulio Mancino

Giovanni Columbu. Design, the Unconscious of Cinema
Domenico Monetti

Alberto Fasulo. The Line of Boundary and the Margin of Inclusion
Beatrice Fiorentino

Michelangelo Frammartino. Beyond the Trees, Across the River
Chicca Bergonzi

The Dance Between De/Sign and Filmed Image
Giona A. Nazzaro

Matteo Garrone. Painting the Silence
Andrea Bruni

The Sign of Makinarium
Giona A. Nazzaro, Marzia Marino

Carlo S. Hintermann. The Animated Sign
Gemma Lanzo

Pietro Marcello. Recondite Illuminations and the Fickle Gesture
Daniela Persico

Mario Martone. Atlases
Bruno Roberti

Maurizio Nichetti. The Transparent Sign
Massimo Causo

Stefano Odoardi. The Multiplicity of Perception
Cristina Piccino

The Sign and the Emptiness
Giona A. Nazzaro

Enrico Pau. The Films Dreamed
Mariella Cruciani

Franco Piavoli. Taking the Finite to Infinite
Cecilia Ermini

Ettore Scola. Cartoonist of Cinema
Piero Spila

Paolo e Vittorio Taviani. The “materials” of the Taviani Brothers
Bruno Torri

Lina Nerli, Witness of Working Between Doing and Ethics
Giona A. Nazzaro, Marzia Marino

Selected Bibliography