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Rome through its cinema

With “The Great Beauty”, prized as best foreign movie at the Academy Awards, it seems that the city of Rome has taken back a central role in the international movie industry. 474 more words

Italian Language

Come Back, Africa (Lionel Rogosin, 1959) + An American in Sophiatown (Michael Rogosin, 2007)

Lionel Rogosin’s second film is a bona fide milestone of African cinema.

It’s so noble, and so powerful, that its flaws are entirely excusable; in any case, the reasons behind the film’s slightly uneven tone are intriguing. 714 more words

21st-century Films

How often do world leaders lie?

“Lying comes easy to leaders who think that they live in a Hobbesian world.” – John Mearsheimer

In his 2011 book, Why Leaders Lie, John Mearsheimer explores the question of lying as a tool for statecraft. 1,362 more words

International Relations

Celebration of Italian Cinema / Upstate Films in Rhinebeck!

Please join me for a “Celebration of Italian Cinema” at Upstate Films in Rhinebeck on Sunday 9/28 1:30pm – click here for details and tickets!

Rome, Open City

The story behind Rome, Open City is about as heroic as screenwriting gets, but it’s so much more than a historical curiosity. I saw the restored version of it… 377 more words

Italian Neorealism In October

No secret about it.  In 2015 The Europeans has run continuously since 2011. As was the intention.  The project ends then.

It started on Facebook… 232 more words


The Legacy of Italian Neorealism

origin text from cineCollage.net
Italian neorealism (Italian: Neorealismo) is a style of film characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed on location, frequently using nonprofessional actors. 3,855 more words

Italian Neorealism Cinema