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Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City
     

Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City

by Sidney Gottlieb, Horton Andrew
 

ISBN-10: 0521836646

ISBN-13: 9780521836647

Pub. Date: 08/15/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, the film has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers an original overview of the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, the complexity of its political

Overview

Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, the film has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers an original overview of the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as an accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521836647
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/15/2004
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Open City: reappropriating the old, making the new Sidney Gottlieb; 1. Rossellini, Open City, and neorealism Sidney Gottlieb; 2. The making of Roma citt... aperta: the legacy of fascism and the birth of neorealism Peter Bondanella; 3. Celluloide and the palimpsest of cinematic memory: Carlo Lizzani's film of the story behind Open City Millicent Marcus; 4. Diverting clichés: femininity, masculinity, melodrama, and neorealism in Open City Marcia Landy; 5. Space, rhetoric, and the divided city in Roma citt... aperta David Forgacs; 6. Mourning, melancholia, and the popular front: Roberto Rossellini's beautiful revolution Michael P. Rogin; Reviews of Open City; Filmography.

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