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The Sad Story

After World War II, cinema changed forever. Audiences developed a different kind of sensibility, and suddenly the stories that were being told, usually touched upon very depressive themes rather than  melodramatic ones. 757 more words


Rome, Open City

Release: 1945
Country: Italy
Starring: Anna Magnani, Aldo Fabrizi, Marcello Pagliero, Vito Annichiarico, Nando Bruno, Giovanna Galletti, Francesco Grandjacquet
Screenplay: Sergio Amidei, Federico Fellini, Roberto Rossellini… 1,286 more words

Film & TV

Open City

Combining elements of documentary-style news footage with the tense, taut drama associated with the horrors of war, Roberto Rossellini managed to turn a neorealist mirror on the western world with his groundbreaking tale of resistance, repression and liberty.   318 more words


Anna Magnani as Pina: The Making of an Unforgettable Scene

She imitates nobody. Nobody imitates her. (Barzini 52)

On Monday December 19 1955, Time Magazine referred to Anna Magnani as the world’s greatest actress. The article focused on her role of Serafina delle Rose in the movie… 2,014 more words

Media Technology

The Battle of Algiers Film Review

If there was ever a film that truly brought its viewers into the midst of the drama, it is Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1965, The Battle of Algiers… 892 more words

Classic Cinema

Green Square Urban Renewal Area and The Ideal City

Graham Hammill’s Sexuality and Form: Caravaggio, Marlowe, and Bacon features an analysis of ‘The Baltimore Panel,’ a painting also known as ‘The Ideal City’ and usually attributed to Fra Carnevale. 1,352 more words