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Bicycles Thieves (1948)

Set in post-war Rome, Bicycle Thieves tells the story of Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), his wife, Maria (Lianella Carell), and their son, Bruno (Enzo Staiola) as they struggle to get by in the ruined city.  599 more words


The Neopolitan Trinity

Often overlooked or dismissed as a minor comic trifle, Peccato che sia una canaglia (English title: Too Bad She’s Bad) has, in recent years, acquired a much more favorable reassessment from film scholars and film buffs due to occasional revivals on Turner Classic Movies and a 2004 DVD release from Ivy Video. 1,247 more words


Noirish Project Blog: "What is Neorealism?"

We consider Noirish Project to be a work of neorealism. We define that as holding the length of the shot longer than is required, so that the viewer begins to perceive more than just the literal plot. 47 more words

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An introduction to Italian Neorealism: Depictions of post-war Italy

Italian Neorealism is a film movement that took place in post-war Italy.  When the country lost their studios and scenery filmmakers began to focus their stories in the impoverished streets of the villages affected by the war. 1,073 more words

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1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die – Madame de… (1953)

 ” Few films establish so much, on so many levels, with such stunning economy, as the sublime Madame de … directed by Max Ophüls.

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