Italian Neorealism

Italian Neorealism - Italian Neorealism I. The Opening of...

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Italian Neorealism I. The Opening of Bicycle Thieves • The multiplicity principle II. Historical Context • WW II • Italian film under Fascism • Hollywood film III. Origins • Italian, German, French IV. Key Features • Character vs plot, mise en scene, the contemporary world V. Central Figures • Cesare Zavattini (1902-77) • Luchino Visconti (1906-76) o Obsession (1942) The Earth Trembles (1948) • Roberto Rosselini (1906-77) o Open City (1945) • Vittorio De Sica (1902-74) VI. The Neorealist Counter-plot • The beginning of Open City ° A note about the distinction between art and entertainment: o There are levels of success that different entertainment forms have. ° No one would confuse an escapist melodrama with a great film by Renoir or Hitchcock o It’s important to learn how to make these distinctions o However, the difference is never simple o Most movies contain some of both. ° Parts of the film will jump out at us as compelling
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course ENG ENG2101 taught by Professor Daveshaaw during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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