Week 5 - Neorealism (Italian): characterized by stories of...

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Neorealism (Italian): characterized by stories of poor/working class that parallel the difficult economic times of post WWII Italy. o low budget way of asserting creativity o A counter against Hollywood films. o used real lighting, typically outdoors. If indoors, then went for a natural look. Never shoot in studios; shot in real locations. o Non-professional actors: cheap, authentic, avoids showing famous actors where audience already has preconceptions Ongoing physical activity: when actor is "busy" and constantly doing something. More realistic. Ex: On the Water Front blocking: placement of actors onscreen. Ex: Rebel Without a Cause center of pain: a character's insecurities/flaws. Ex: Marty straight man Constantin Stanislavsky: considered father of modern acting. Founder of Moscow Art Theater. Had a large impact on films in 1950s, because. Believed that actors should play more realistically, rather than large theatrical performances (presentational > representational)
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This note was uploaded on 11/26/2011 for the course THEATER 120a taught by Professor Sushtari during the Fall '10 term at UCLA.

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