Italian film in the light of neorealism (Book, 1986) []
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Italian film in the light of neorealism

Italian film in the light of neorealism

Author: Millicent Joy Marcus
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1986.
Series: Film studies
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Millicent Joy Marcus
ISBN: 0691102082 9780691102085 0691054894 9780691054896
OCLC Number: 777020687
Description: xix, 443 p. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Rossellini's Open city : the founding --
De Sica's Bicycle thief : casting shadows on the visionary city --
De Santis's Bitter rice : a neorealist hybrid --
De Sica's Umberto D : dark victory for neorealism --
Comencini's Bread, love, and fantasy : consumable realism --
Fellini's La strada : transcending neorealism --
Visconti's Senso : the Risorgimento according to Gramsci --
Antonioni's Red desert : abstraction as the guiding idea --
Olmi's Il posto : discrediting the economic miracle --
Germi's Seduced and abandoned : inside the honor code --
Pasolini's Teorema : the halfway revolution --
Petri's Investigation of a citizen above suspicion : power as pathology --
Bertolucci's The conformist : a morals charge --
Wertmuller's Love and anarchy : the high price of commitment --
Rosi's Christ stopped at Eboli : a tale of two Italies --
The Taviani brothers' Night of the shooting stars : ambivalent tribute to neorealism --
Scola's We all loved each other so much : an epilogue.
Series Title: Film studies
Responsibility: Millicent Marcus.


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