John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies

Service Navigation

Sara Pesce

Sara Pesce teaches Film History at the University of Bologna, Italy. She has done research on English modernism and film avant-garde, on the cultural roots of Hollywood industry, on cultural memory and war representation in Italian and American cinema, and on actors in the Anglo-American area. She has published a book on Hollywood Jewish founders (2005. Dietro lo schermo.Gli immigrati ebrei che hanno inventato Hollywood. 1924-1946) and a book on World War II cultural memory and Italian Cinema (2008. Memoria e immaginario. La seconda guerra mondiale nel cinema italiano). She is editor of a book on film melodrama (2007. Imitazioni della vita, il melodramma cinematografico). Her last book concerns the British actor Laurence Olivier’s and his impact on cinema and television (Laurence Olivier nei film. Shakespeare, la star, il carattere, Recco, Le Mani, 2012)