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  • Open endingsReal locationsFor major rolOften hand heldUse of natural light
  • First true masterpiecePeter Bondanella ‘film stock bough on the black market,postsynchonization of sound avoid labatoryexpenses,limeted financial backingRossellini shot mostly outdoors amidst the destruction of the war to attempt to portray the most realistic story possible.
  • A movie Visconti pushes the realism moreAt the height of neorealism, in 1948, Luchino Visconti adapted I malavoglia, a novel by  Giovanni Verga, written at the height of the 19th century realist verismo movement (in many ways the basis for neorealism), bringing the story to a modern setting, which  resulted in remarkably little change in either the plot or the tone. The resulting film, La  Terra trema, (The Earth Trembles) starred only non-professional actors and was filmed in  the same village (AciTrezza) as the novel was set in. Because the local dialect differed  so much from the Italian spoken in Rome and the other major cities, the film had to be  subtitled even in its domestic release
  • Protagonist is not finding the right way in the endThe story is very minimalist, following a man But the execution of the story provides a very realistic look at the conditions of post-war Italyhe lead actor, Maggiorani, was a factory worker before getting the role. All the scenes were shot on location, giving an even more realistic feel to the filmYet it is Vittorio De Sica who is responsible for the most famous—and most popular—film of neo-realism: Bicycle Thieves. Carlo Celli described it as “the canonical film of the neorealist period” For Gallagher, the success of Bicycle Thieves “solidified the tendency to think of neo-realism as social realism” (26) rather than a stylistically radical “call to liberty
  • Neoralism3

    1. 1. Ideology:• Emphasis on the lives of ordinary people• Emphasis on emotion and context• Non-easy moral judgements
    2. 2. Style:• Loose plots with little structure• Little or no studio work• Use of non professional actors• Avoidance of scripted dialogue• Documentary style films
    3. 3. • Considered as first neorealist movie• First rebelion to Mussolini movies• Telling an extra ordinary life style
    4. 4. • Widely considered as first neorealist movie• Poor budget• Filmed in the time directly after the Nazi Occupation of Italy• Got Grand prize in Cannes film festival• Andre Bazin claims Russolini as the true neorealist.• process of awareness
    5. 5. • Totally non credited actors• A film that mixes documantary and fiction• was filmed in the same village (Aci Trezza) as the novel was set in
    6. 6. “With Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) De Sica has managed to escape from the impasse, to reaffirm anew the entire aesthetic of neorealism.” Andre Bazin• Portraying the life of lower classes• Avoiding linear structure• choice of subject matter