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Michelangelo Antonionni's "La Notte"

For me, this film was difficult to watch because of the overall depressing mood of the story. The black and white filming and portrayal of scenes through glass (i.e. 535 more words

Desperation in Vittorio de Sica's "Bicycle Thieves" (1948)

I’ve recently moved to Florence in Italy and one of the classes I’m taking is “History of Italian Cinema”. We’ve been focussing on Italian neorealism, which has been absolutely exciting for me. 935 more words

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

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