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The Resource Italian neorealist cinema : an aesthetic approach, Christopher Wagstaff

Italian neorealist cinema : an aesthetic approach, Christopher Wagstaff

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Italian neorealist cinema : an aesthetic approach
Title
Italian neorealist cinema
Title remainder
an aesthetic approach
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Wagstaff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The end of the Second World War saw the emergence of neorealist film in Italy. In Italian Neorealist Cinema, Christopher Wagstaff analyses three neorealist films that have had significant influence on filmmakers around the world. Wagstaff treats these films as assemblies of sounds and images rather than as representations of historical reality. If Roberto Rossellini's Roma città aperta and Paisà, and Vittorio De Sica's Ladri di biciclette are still, half a century after they were made, among the most highly valued artefacts in the history of cinema, Wagstaff suggests that this could be due to the aesthetic and rhetorical qualities of their assembled narratives, performances, locations, lighting, sound, mise en scène, and montage.This volume begins by situating neorealist cinema in its historical, industrial, commercial and cultural context, and makes available for the first time a large amount of data on post-war Italian cinema. Wagstaff offers a theoretical discussion of what it means to treat realist films as aesthetic artefacts before moving on to the core of the book, which consists of three studies of the films under discussion. Italian Neorealist Cinema not only offers readers in Film Studies and Italian Studies a radically new perspective on neorealist cinema and the Italian art cinema that followed it, but theorises and applies a method of close analysis of film texts for those interested in aesthetics and rhetoric, as well as cinema in general
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1946-
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Wagstaff, Christopher
Dewey number
  • 791.4301
  • 791.430945
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.I88
LC item number
W34 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Toronto Italian studies
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  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Realism in motion pictures
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • Rossellini, Roberto
  • Cinéma
  • Cinéma
  • Réalisme au cinéma
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Realism in motion pictures
  • Italy
  • Neorealismus
  • Filmästhetik
  • Italien
  • Film
  • Realismus
  • Neorealismus
  • Ästhetik
  • Italien
  • Film
Label
Italian neorealist cinema : an aesthetic approach, Christopher Wagstaff
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-492) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overview. The Italian Cinema Industry -- The Cultural Context -- Films: Production and Screenwriting -- The Pro-filmic -- The Institution of Neorealism -- Realism. Aesthetics -- Reference -- Narrative -- Genre -- Idealism -- Realism -- Cesare Zavattini -- Rhetoric -- A Note on Comedy -- Roma città aperta. Photography -- Lighting -- Sound -- Mise en scène -- Performers -- Costume -- The Narrative: Story and Plot -- Dramaturgy: Analysis of the Episode of the Shooting of Pina -- Roma città aperta and Neorealism -- Paisà. The Rome Episode -- The Sicily Episode -- The Monastery Episode -- The Naples Episode -- The Florence Episode -- The Po delta Episode -- Concluding Remarks on Paisà -- Ladri di biciclette. Locations -- Performers and Costume -- Narrative -- Analysis of Sequences -- Concluding Remarks
Control code
646523843
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 504 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442685673
Lccn
2008272096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59cw8
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646523843
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Italian neorealist cinema : an aesthetic approach, Christopher Wagstaff
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-492) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Overview. The Italian Cinema Industry -- The Cultural Context -- Films: Production and Screenwriting -- The Pro-filmic -- The Institution of Neorealism -- Realism. Aesthetics -- Reference -- Narrative -- Genre -- Idealism -- Realism -- Cesare Zavattini -- Rhetoric -- A Note on Comedy -- Roma città aperta. Photography -- Lighting -- Sound -- Mise en scène -- Performers -- Costume -- The Narrative: Story and Plot -- Dramaturgy: Analysis of the Episode of the Shooting of Pina -- Roma città aperta and Neorealism -- Paisà. The Rome Episode -- The Sicily Episode -- The Monastery Episode -- The Naples Episode -- The Florence Episode -- The Po delta Episode -- Concluding Remarks on Paisà -- Ladri di biciclette. Locations -- Performers and Costume -- Narrative -- Analysis of Sequences -- Concluding Remarks
Control code
646523843
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 504 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442685673
Lccn
2008272096
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, map.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt59cw8
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)646523843
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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