Abstract

This essay explores how a technique indelibly associated with film, montage, finds a literary mode of expression and how the literary figure of the apostrophe achieves cinematic form. I show how Andrea Zanzotto's Leopardian text "Filò" (1976), written during his collaboration with Federico Fellini on the film Casanova (1976), creates patterns of "verbal montage" that show how poetry can partake of cinematic modes of expression. My subsequent analysis of Fellini's film La voce della luna (1990) considers how the rhetorical figure of apostrophe--and a poet often associated with it, once again Giacomo Leopardi--becomes central to Fellini's critique of postmodern consumer culture.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6598
Print ISSN
0026-7910
Pages
pp. 179-199
Launched on MUSE
2011-05-05
Open Access
No
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