Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City

Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City

by Mark Shiel
     
 

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Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City is a valuable introduction to one of the most influential of film movements. Exploring the roots and causes of neorealism, particularly the effects of the Second World War, as well as its politics and style, Mark Shiel examines the portrayal of the city and the legacy left by filmmakers such as Rossellini

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Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City is a valuable introduction to one of the most influential of film movements. Exploring the roots and causes of neorealism, particularly the effects of the Second World War, as well as its politics and style, Mark Shiel examines the portrayal of the city and the legacy left by filmmakers such as Rossellini, De Sica, and Visconti. Films studied include Rome, Open City (1945), Paisan (1946), The Bicycle Thief (1948), and Umberto D. (1952).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904764489
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Mark Shiel is lecturer in film studies at King's College, London. He is the author of Cinema and the City and Screening the City.

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