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Top 10 Greatest Italian Film Directors - Listverse

Top 10 Greatest Italian Film Directors - Listverse | Italian Neorealism in Film | Scoop.it
The art of Rome contributed immensely (probably more than any other nation) to Western culture. This continued through the middle ages with Church art and
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This list gives a brief summary of the impact of the 10 most influential directors of this movement, and their best works. 

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This list gives a brief summary of the impact of the 10 most influential directors of this movement, and their best works. 

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La dolce Vita: Trevi Fountain. - YouTube

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Fellini is highly regarded as the most influential Italian Neorealist director, and this is the most famous scene from one of his most important films, La Dolce Vita.

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Fellini is highly regarded as the most influential Italian Neorealist director, and this is the most famous scene from one of his most important films, La Dolce Vita.

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Studies in Cinema: Thoughts on Italian Neorealism

Studies in Cinema: Thoughts on Italian Neorealism | Italian Neorealism in Film | Scoop.it
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The war torn, bombed background that are present in many neorealist films gave them an "in the now" feel, and are credited with inspiring similar film movements in South America and France, and to some extent the independent films of the US. 

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Oscar Ramirez's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:55 PM

The war torn, bombed background that are present in many neorealist films gave them an "in the now" feel, and are credited with inspiring similar film movements in South America and France, and to some extent the independent films of the US. 

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Federico Fellini

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The women who both attracted and frightened him and an Italy dominated in his youth by Mussolini and Pope Pius XII - inspired the dreams that Fellini...
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Known for films with a dream like, nostalgic feel, Fellini's impact is still felt on directors to this day. 

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Oscar Ramirez's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:56 PM

Known for films with a dream like, nostalgic feel, Fellini's impact is still felt on directors to this day. 

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The roots of neorealism

The roots of neorealism | Italian Neorealism in Film | Scoop.it
Italian filmmakers in the immediate post-war period created their own cinematic language to capture the hardships of everyday life in a shattered nation. But though revolutionary in impact, the new realism was not a complete break with the past. Its roots went deep, to the work of directors in Italy and beyond which, over preceding decades, had prefigured the themes and formal innovation of a style that would become one of cinema’s most influential movements.
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cineCollage :: Italian Neorealism

cineCollage :: Italian Neorealism | Italian Neorealism in Film | Scoop.it
Italian neorealism was the first postwar cinema to liberate filmmaking from the artificial confines of the studio and, by extension, from the Hollywood-originated studio system.
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Neorealism, like so many artistic movements, started as a reaction to the changes to the political and social climate in a post WWII Italy, Most films were shot on location, and used non professional actors. The goals of these films were to show the human condition of the average citizen, after years of being highly censors by Mussolini's fascist regime,  Many of these films "avoided happy endings at all costs."

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Oscar Ramirez's curator insight, March 20, 2014 12:55 PM

Neorealism, like so many artistic movements, started as a reaction to the changes to the political and social climate in a post WWII Italy, Most films were shot on location, and used non professional actors. The goals of these films were to show the human condition of the average citizen, after years of being highly censors by Mussolini's fascist regime,  Many of these films "avoided happy endings at all costs."