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Introduction: The Geography and History of Global Neorealism

Saverio Giovacchini and Robert Sklar

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter begins by considering the debate over the definition and style of neorealism and efforts to determine the historical intellectual origins of Italian neorealism. It then ... More


Brutal Vision: The Neorealist Body in Postwar Italian Cinema

Karl Schoonover

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675548
eISBN:
9781452947563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675548.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film history identifies Italian neorealism as the exemplar of national cinema, a specifically domestic response to wartime atrocities. This book challenges this orthodoxy by arguing that neorealist ... More


Neorealist Narratives

Igor Krstić

in Slums on Screen: World Cinema and the Planet of Slums

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474406864
eISBN:
9781474421928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406864.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter outlines how documentary and realist styles coalesced as a form of documentario narrativo in the Italian neorealist movement – the major new paradigm of slum representation which, ... More


“With an Incredible Realism that Beats the Best of the European Cinemas”: The Making of Barrio Gris and the Reception of Italian Neorealism in Argentina, 1947–1955

Paula Halperin

in Global Neorealism: The Transnational History of a Film Style

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031229
eISBN:
9781617031236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the making of Mario Soffici’s Barrio gris (1954). It documents how some Argentine critics were concerned that importing a foreign style could dilute efforts to build a truly ... More


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