Week 3_Bicycle Thieves

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

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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
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