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Author Pitassio, Francesco.
Title Neorealist Film Culture, 1945-1954 : Rome, Open Cinema.
Imprint Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019.

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Author Pitassio, Francesco.
Series Film Culture in Transition Ser.
Film Culture in Transition Ser.
Subject Realism in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- Italy -- History.
Description 1 online resource (386 pages)
Note Print version record.
Contents Frontmatter -- Table of Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction: An Uncertain Direction. Neorealist Cinema and Transitional Culture -- 1. Locating the Real -- 2. Lies of Memory -- 3. Looking at the Images -- 4. Actors, Non-professional Actors, Starlets, and Stars -- Bibliography -- About the Author -- Name Index -- Film Index
Summary Unique, truthful, brutal ... Neorealism is often associated with adjectives stressing its peculiarities in representing the real, its lack of antecedents, and its legacy in terms of film style. While this is useful when confronting auteurs such as De Sica, Rossellini or Visconti, it becomes problematic when examining a widespread cultural practice that realistic modes deeply affected. This cultural production included filmmaking, literature, visual culture and photography, as well as media discourses. It was internally contradictory but fruitful inasmuch as its legacy influenced national culture for many decades to come. [-][-]The volume spotlights post-war Italian film culture by locating a series of crossroads, i.e. topics barely examined when discussing neorealism: nation, memory and trauma, visual culture, stardom, and performance. The aim is to deconstruct neorealism as a monument and to open up its cultural history.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-367) and indexes.
Note In English.
ISBN 9048526256
9789048526253 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9789048526253.
OCLC # 1130903212
Additional Format Print version: Pitassio, Francesco. Neorealist Film Culture, 1945-1954 : Rome, Open Cinema. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019

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