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Maggie Günsberg examines renowned style cinema in Italy in the course of the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, focussing on melodrama, commedia all'italiana , peplum, horror and the spaghetti western. those genres are explored from a gender point of view which takes into consideration the ancient and socio-economic context of cinematic creation and intake. An interdisciplinary feminist procedure trained by means of present movie conception and different views (psychoanalytic, materialist, deconstructive), ends up in the research of genre-specific representations of femininity and masculinity as built by means of the formal houses of movie.

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