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Week 3_Bicycle Thieves

Week 3_Bicycle Thieves - RTVF 188 Alternative Cinema(s Week...

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RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s) Week 3: National Cinemas and Film Movements: Italian Neorealism Reminders: Upload reading summary of “Bicycle Thieves” article (Stubbs) to turnitin.com by 11:59 p.m. tonight. Check my faculty website/RTVF 188 course folder for list of films to choose from for semester research project. Get started! Phase 1 due in 2 weeks (February 24)
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RTVF 188: Alternative Cinema(s) Today: Introduction to Italian Neorealism a real contrast to CHC Screening: Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1947)
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Italian Neorealism: c. 1942-1951 Film movement v. film genre : Movement: time-bounded by historical events Genre: persists across different historical periods Italian Neorealism linked to: World War II and its aftermath Defeat of German Nazism and Italian fascism Desire to break with political conservatism and cinematic formalism of Nazism and fascism
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Italian Film Industry Flourished domestically and internationally before World War I
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