Italian Neorealism

Rebuilding the Cinematic City
Author(s): Mark Shiel
Original Publish Date: Mar 17, 2006
Product Number: EB00662968
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780231850292
Publisher: WallFlower Press
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Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City is a valuable introduction to one of the most influential of film movements. Exploring the roots and causes of neorealism, particularly the effects of the Second World War, as well as its politics and style, Mark Shiel examines the portrayal of the city and the legacy left by filmmakers such as Rossellini, De Sica, and Visconti. Films studied include Rome, Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), The Bicycle Thief (1948), and Umberto D. (1952).

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