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Italian Cinema September 12, 2017 Italian Film in the light of neorealism pg. 3-16 Morris and Hearder the Fascist Disaster, pg. 99-108 Bondanella – “The coming of the sound and the fascist era” pg. 20-58 Mussolini states “cinema is the most powerful weapon” Fascist era refers to 1922-1943, an era ruled by National Fascist party under  Benito Mussolini  1937 the Centro began publication of black and white  majority of the films produced during the Fascist years were ignored by critics –  only a handful out of the seven hundred films produced were considered “fascist”  – they were thought to all be propaganda however that wasn’t the case  Zavattni rejects Hollywood sets and actors and believes there should be non- professional actors and real locations Both fascist period to immediate postwar period have different views on film,  however both aim for realism  September 21, 2017 Morris and Hearder “the resistance and the establishment of the republic” pg. 109-112 Bondanella – “Masters of Neorealism”, pg. 61-81 Fascism/Nazism:  in order for Germans to grow as a nation again they needed a new  system. Hitler provided that system as fascism took over the country, this fascism was  “Nazism”   Fascism:  Ideology of imperialism and that certain races are superior than another  Open city –video  - Revolution 
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- Exterior settings  - Nonprofessional actors  - No happy ending – film was about trying to get by and surviving… no happiness  - What happens to the children? – they are the ‘future’ - Film was finished before the war was over in northern Italy  - Bad people in the film portrayed as homosexuals (politically incorrect) - Open ending   left not knowing  Roberto Rossellini (19906-1977) is one of the toweringly important figures in Italian and  international cinema  his films are very traditional (evil vs. good) he believes neo-realism is nothing other than the artistic form of truth the subject of neo-realist film is the world; not story or narrative     September 28, 2017 Film: Bicycle thieves  - Rossellini empathizing the spiritual aspect  -
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