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Department
Film
Course
FILM 1F94
Professor
Barry Grant
Semester
Fall

Description
Italian Neorealism (1945- 1952) - Main movement in Italian cinema - Similar way of photographing the world and similar ethic - Most important film makers of the time:  Robert Rossellini  Vitoria De Sica  Luhino Visconti  Cesare Zavatinni - Telefoni Bainci (white telephone) films  A white telephone was a symbol of wealth in Italy at the time - Neorealist r - Films were a reaction to the films about being rich a famous more focusing on real people and their problems that they had to go through - Stylistic characteristics of neorealism:  Loosely plotted, no closer  Documentary look(fast film stock)  Use of actual location  Available lighting  Non-professional acting  Avoidance of expressionist artifice (that could be obtained through editing, lighting, camerawork, sound) - Kracauer: the “redemption” of physical reality  With a shot of the street you can’t plan that so you get a real idea of what it really looks like - Neorealism as aesthetic and ethic:  Humanist and Marxist in spirit  Avoidance of easy moral judgements  Preoccupation with Italy’s fascist p
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