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Mamma Roma

For our first screening on campus, the University of Leeds Italian Department’s Maddalena Moretti will present Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Mamma Roma (1962).

One of Pasolini’s earlier works, the often overlooked  128 more words

La Terra Trema, Luchino Visconti, 1948

La Terra Trema is among the most evocative and emotionally devastating examples of the Italian neorealist aesthetic.  Compared to the more optimistic fare of Roberto Rossellini and Vittorio de Sica, Visconti’s vision of life in a coastal fishing village is practically nightmarish in its abject fatalism.  214 more words

Rossellini Reality

Yes… more neorealism.

But unlike Brief Encounter, Rossellini’s Paisan seems to benefit from his adoption of the neorealist aesthetic, to the point where I was about to write that, while the British film was fiction, … 381 more words

12. "La Dolce Vita", Federico Fellini (1960)

Part of The 100 Greatest Movies I’ve Ever Seen list.

La Dolce Vita or The Sweet Life

dir. Federico Fellini scr. Federico Fellini, Ennio Flaiano, Tullio Pinelli, Brunello Rondi  207 more words


Day 13: Cinema - Italian Neorealism

Hello again on the 3rd episode of “10 Days of Cinema”.

Today I am going to talk about another important cinematic movement. It was the result of the World War II and emerged as a need to create realistic content that would be much more relevant and coherent with the actual living conditions during and after the war. 802 more words


How Italian Neorealism Brought The Grit Of The Streets To The Screen

20 August 2017 |Julia Teti| The Playlist

“Some of the best pieces of film are ones that depict the very real experiences of life; historic and inspired. 512 more words


Raj Kapoor, the inimitable showman

“Imitation, as opposed to copying, consists either in the interfusion of the same throughout the radically different, or the different throughout a base radically the same.” 1,178 more words