Worksheet 7 -- Viaggio in Italia

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Worksheet 7 - Film History Professor Rohdie (UCF) In Viaggio in Italia , an English couple, the Joyce’s, Alex and Katherine, drive down to the Nea- politan coast in their Bentley to settle an inheritance of a house left to them by their uncle Homer. The house is in a splendid location overlooking Capri, Ischia and Sorrento and over- looked by the still active volcano of Vesuvius whose last eruption was just after the war in 1948. Their surname (Joyce) is not at all casual. James Joyce, who lived for sometime in Italy, in Tri- este, where among other things, he managed a movie theatre, wrote a long short story, a no- vella called The Dead that was published in 1914. On their ±rst day in the Neapolitan house that the Joyce’s are seeking to sell, after lunch, sleepingly relaxing on the terrace, Katherine is reminded of a poet she was close to and possibly in love with, Charles Lewington, who was ill and died of tuberculosis. She remembered him for the spirituality and ethereal aspect of his poems that he had set in Italy where he was during the War, an Italy Katherine ±nds to be sen- sual and bodily, rather di²erent than Lewington’s Italy. The story of Lewington closely resem- bles the story told in the novella by Joyce. The novella and the Rossellini ±lm are stories of a self-awareness provoked by memory and the past and the disruption and jealousies and re- grets it creates in a marriage. The citation of Joyce’s work, though not acknowledged, is one of a number of moments in
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