Item description for Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City (Short Cuts) by Mark Shiel...
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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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2005
Publisher Wallflower Press
ISBN 1904764487 ISBN13 9781904764489
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More About Mark Shiel
Mark Shiel is Lecturer in Film Studies at the Department of History of Art and the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester.
Mark Shiel has an academic affiliation as follows - Sheffield Hallam University.
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We need the Cinematic City rebuilt here and now Dec 14, 2007
The book reviews the major works of the movement and the importance of their style and political motivation. Looking at today's domestic film industry, where a crazed celebrity adoration mentality trumps form and content, this book will clearly make you understand the need to view these fine films and hope for a re-thinking of our cinematic culture.