Italian neorealist cinema / Torunn Haaland.

How has Italian neorealist cinema changed the boundaries of cinematic narration and representation? In this new study, Torunn Haaland argues that neorealism was a cultural moment based on individual optiques. She accounts for the tradition's coherence in terms of its moral commitment to creatin...

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Main Author: Haaland, Torunn
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Series:Traditions in world cinema.
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Summary:How has Italian neorealist cinema changed the boundaries of cinematic narration and representation? In this new study, Torunn Haaland argues that neorealism was a cultural moment based on individual optiques. She accounts for the tradition's coherence in terms of its moral commitment to creating critical viewing experiences around underrepresented realities and marginalised people. By examining both acclaimed masterpieces and lesser known works, parallels are drawn to realist theories and to past and present cinematic traditions. The ways in which successive generations of directors have readopted, negotiated and broken with the themes and aesthetics of neorealist film are discussed and evaluated, along with neorealist tendencies in other arts, such as literature. An engaging and informative read for students and scholars in Italian Studies, Italian Neorealist Cinema presents a new approach to a key cinematic tradition, and so is essential reading for everyone working in the field of Film Studies.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xii, 235 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-232) and index.
ISBN:9780748636136
0748636137
9780748664771
0748664777