Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini

by Peter Brunette
     
 

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This is the first full-length study in any language of the most significant film director of Italian Neorealism. Peter Brunette combines close analyses of Roberto Rossellini's formal and narrative style with a thorough account of his position in the political and cultural landscape of postwar Italy. More than forty films are explored, including Open City,…  See more details below

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This is the first full-length study in any language of the most significant film director of Italian Neorealism. Peter Brunette combines close analyses of Roberto Rossellini's formal and narrative style with a thorough account of his position in the political and cultural landscape of postwar Italy. More than forty films are explored, including Open City, Paisan, Voyage to Italy, The Rise to Power of Louis XIV, and films made in the director's later years that documented crucial epochs in human history.

Brunette's book is based on eight years of research, during which he interviewed members of the director's family as well as Rossellini himself. Brunette also draws on an enormous body of European and American criticism and discusses the various intellectual debates spawned by the director's work. This landmark study is both a comprehensive introduction to one of the most influential practitioners of the contemporary cinema and a boldly original discussion of Italian Neorealism.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520200531
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
12/31/1996
Pages:
425
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Peter Brunette is Associate Professor of English at George Mason University.

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