Luca Bertoloni

Song-form and Film. Compilation Soundtracks in the Works of Nanni Moretti

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Italian song stands out as a strategic, stylistic feature in Nanni Moretti’s film production. This article investigates the compilation soundtracks of his films from authorial, intertextual and contextual perspectives. It examines the ways songs affect creativity, intertextual and intermedial interactions, and the geometries and different performances used to reveal Moretti’s character-mask. Italian songs ultimately compose a cohesive songbook in Moretti’s filmography, in such a way that they not only reflect the development of his poetics, but also the history of listening practices: from the jukebox to the Instagram story


  • Nanni Moretti
  • Italian Cinema
  • Mediascape
  • Song-form
  • Compilation Soundtrack


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