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Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780823231751

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.001.0001

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Nancy Savoca: An Appreciation

Nancy Savoca: An Appreciation

(p.300) Nancy Savoca: An Appreciation
American Woman, Italian Style

Carol Bonomo Jennngs

Christine Palamidessi Moore

Fordham University Press

Savoca's film provocatively explores the social forces and pressures from both family and friends that can lock the sexes in constant battle. In True Love, men and women exist on different wavelengths: the more women crave stability and responsibility, the more the men shy away from it. Yet Savoca does not limit her treatment of gender difference to the film's diegesis. Savoca's latest offering, Household Saints, is her most artistically innovative. Her films tenderly and gently examine this fusion of Italian and American, conjuring up deeply evocative tales and images of Italian Americana. The characters who populate her films are authentic and real people, seen from within rather than from without.

Keywords:   Nancy Savoca, film, gender difference, women, Italian Americana, men

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