From Sean McNeely of Faculty of Arts and Science News -
North American cinema has not been kind to Italians historically. So believes Alberto Zambenedetti, an assistant professor in the Department of Italian Studies and the Cinema Studies Institute. Zambenedetti looks at Hollywood's portrayal on Italian men through popular movies and explores the subject of Italian masculinity, identity and migration through his new book, Acting Across Borders: Mobility and Identity in Italian Cinema. His book follows the careers of two popular Italian actors, Amedeo Nazzari and Alberto Sordi, from the 1930s to 1980s. He spoke with Arts & Science News about his book as well as the portrayal of Italians in popular movies.