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  • noun art A movement in art, literature and (especially in Italy) cinema, shortly after the Second World War, that concentrated on real life


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  • Although Italian director Luchino Visconti was a pioneer of the grungy, grit-and-all filmmaking style called neorealism, he also loved all things grand and operatic.

    Express Milwaukee

  • For more than 60 years, she brought intellect, sophistication and a lightness of touch to its key genres such as neorealism, while working with directors such as Federico Fellini, | Top Stories

  • "In the early 1950s, Italian cinema was turning away from the politically charged movement known as neorealism, with its harsh, documentary-like depiction of daily life.

    GreenCine Daily

  • There is perhaps no film to rival the humanism and clarity of purpose of Rossellini's neorealism masterpiece, which documents the Nazi occupation of Rome and the bravery of the Italian resistance.

    Rome, Open City: No 22

  • Even most forms of neorealism don't put much emphasis on plot -- writers having sensibly concluded there's no point in competing with movies for the slam-bang scenario -- and what would be the point of laboriously describing in a synopsis the details of character and setting that the reader simply has to encounter in the finished work?

    Principles of Literary Criticism

  • Although he produced some light comedies in the early 1940s, Carlo Ponti's reputation as a producer fortuitously coincided with the rise of Italian neorealism from 1943 to 1950 ....

    GreenCine Daily: Carlo Ponti, 1912 - 2007.

  • Comencini was best known for his 1953 hit, Bread, Love and Dreams, starring Gina Lollobrigida and Vittorio De Sica, a film that spawned two sequels and helped turned the page on Italy's neorealism movement.

    GreenCine Daily: Luigi Comencini, 1916 - 2007.

  • I've always associated Roberto Rossellini with neorealism so it's a shock for me to discover The Taking Of Power By Louis XIV ($29.95; Criterion) and Rossellini's History Films: Renaissance and Enlightenment ($59.95; Eclipse).

    Michael Giltz: DVDs: What Should Obama Watch?

  • I'm not convinced that cinema--let alone animated cinema--is truly, or of necessity, a narrative form; certainly the surrealists challenged that notion since Bunuel gave us Un Chien Andalou, and "pure cinema" advocates like the auteurs of the French New Wave and Italian neorealism certainly took some of those experiential notions and ran with them.

    New Images From Sylvain Chomet and Jacque Tati’s The Illusionist | /Film

  • When I was making my first movies, I was fascinated by Italian neorealism.

    Cinema's Man Of Iron


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