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
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2012.
Series:Traditions in world cinema.
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Table of Contents:
  • A moment and a country
  • Realism and neorealism
  • Literary neorealism : narration and testimony
  • Rossellini's cities of war and resistance
  • Wandering among De Sica's urbanites : shoeshiners, bicycle thieves, miraculous outcasts and a man with a dog
  • Visconti's worlds of aestheticism and ideology : between tradition and invention, from country to city
  • Faces and spaces of neorealism : from dystopian cities to utopian countries
  • The journey beyond neorealism : streetwalkers, political rebels, anti-mafia resisters, stolen children and unwanted citizens.