Critique • Reviewers- Generally regional journalists who describe the consistent general tone of the movie with only incidental emphasis on aseptic evaluation, often such writers point out if a film is suitable for children. • Critics- Journalist for the most part but their emphasis is on evaluation more than context description, for more influence. • Theorists- study movie on a philosophical level usually professional academics. • Three areas of attention: 1) Work of Art 2) The artist 3) the Audience. • Auteur Theory- the belief that a movie is best understood by focusing on its artistic creator, usually the director. • Neo realism- A film showing stark reality brought on by Italy’s Directors making documentary like movies. • Main aspects of neorealism: 1) a new democratic spirit 2) compassionate point of view without morals 3) preoccupation with Italy’s past 4) Blending of Christian and Marxism 5) Emphasis on emotion rather than Abstract ideas • Features of neorealism: 1) Avoidence of neat plot for more. Fluidity 2)
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