Transnational Opera Studies Conference 2017

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The FMJ research project has been represented at the recent Transnational Opera Studies Conference in Bern, on July 5-7, 2017.
Dr. Francesco Finocchiaro reported on ‘Cinema and Musical Theatre in the Weimar Republic’, elaborating on Kurt Weill’s Royal Palace and Alban Berg’s Lulu as two paradigmatic instances of medial combination.
The paper focused on dramaturgical and aesthetical issues related to the cross-pollination between old and new medial languages in the Weimar era theatre.

F. Finocchiaro, Cinema and Musical Theatre in the Weimar Republic: Two Case Studies, 2nd Transnational Opera Studies Conference, Bern, July 5-7, 2017

Tim Brock’s original score for ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’


Timothy Brock’s original score for the film Steamboat Bill Jr. by Buster Keaton and Charles Reisner (USA, 1928) has been presented at the Festival ‘Il Cinema Ritrovato’ in Bologna, on June 30th. The work is a true masterpiece, one of the most brilliant and fruitful examples of classic silent film rescored.
Brock’s score can be referred to as an inventory of irony in music: a well-studied balance of humor and melancholy that perfectly sums up the spirit of this film and, more in general, the genius of Buster Keaton.

Francesco Finocchiaro, Il genio di Buster Keaton e il fenomeno Timothy Brock, “Amadeus”, 3 luglio 2017

‘Potemkin’ at Il Cinema Ritrovato


On the centenary of the October Revolution, the Festival “Il Cinema Ritrovato” (Bologna, June 24 – July 2, 2017) dedicated a special focus to the director of the Revolution par excellence, the great Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein, and his celebrated masterpiece, Bronenosets Potemkin (Battleship Potemkin, 1925).

Francesco Finocchiaro, Un Potëmkin in chiaroscuro al Festival del Cinema Ritrovato di Bologna, “Amadeus”, 1° luglio 2017

FMJ Official Logo

The FMJ Research Project is delighted to present its official logo.

The FMJ Logo elaborates graphically on the capital letters of three keywords – Film, Music, and Journalism – which sum up the project’s main topic.

The FMJ official logo is created by Maura Marinozzi Art Director, Graphic & Communication, Bologna.