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Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City

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Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, the film has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers an original overview of the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as an accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.

Synopsis:

This volume is an accessible introduction to Rossellini's Rome Open City.

Synopsis:

Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, the film has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers an original overview of the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as an accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.

About the Author

Sidney Gottlieb is Professor of English and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He has edited Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews and Framing Hitchcock: Essays from the Hitchcock Annual, and serves as Co-Editor of the Hitchcock Annual.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Open City: reappropriating the old, making the new Sidney Gottlieb; 1. Rossellini, Open City, and neorealism Sidney Gottlieb; 2. The making of Roma citt... aperta: the legacy of fascism and the birth of neorealism Peter Bondanella; 3. Celluloide and the palimpsest of cinematic memory: Carlo Lizzani's film of the story behind Open City Millicent Marcus; 4. Diverting clichés: femininity, masculinity, melodrama, and neorealism in Open City Marcia Landy; 5. Space, rhetoric, and the divided city in Roma citt... aperta David Forgacs; 6. Mourning, melancholia, and the popular front: Roberto Rossellini's beautiful revolution Michael P. Rogin; Reviews of Open City; Filmography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521545198
Editor:
Gottlieb, Sidney
Editor:
Andrew, Horton
Other:
Gottlieb, Sidney
Editor:
Gottlieb, Sidney
Editor:
Andrew, Horton
Author:
Andrew, Horton
Author:
Gottlieb, Sidney
Other:
Gottlieb, Sidney
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Roma, cittáa aperta
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Film Handbooks
Series Volume:
2003
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
23 b/w illus.
Pages:
206
Dimensions:
8.92x5.98x.54 in. .64 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume is an accessible introduction to Rossellini's Rome Open City.
"Synopsis" by , Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, the film has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers an original overview of the production history of Rome Open City; some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as an accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.
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