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    DescriptionThis is a new collection of posthumous writings by Andre Bazin on Italian films and directors - never previously available in the English language. "Andre Bazin and Italian Neorealism" presents, for the first time in English, a new selection of Andre Bazin's writings on Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Federico Fellini; lesser known but important neorealist works such as "The Roof", "Forbidden Christ", and "Love in the City"; and vital topics like realism versus reality, neorealism's eclipse amid postwar Italy's economic prosperity, and the relationship between neorealism and propaganda. There are also essays on art and politics, film and comedy, and cinema and the avant-garde. The book also features a sizable scholarly apparatus including explanatory notes, an extensive index, a contextual introduction to Bazin's life and work, a comprehensive Bazin bibliography, and credits of the films discussed. This volume thus represents a major contribution to the discipline of cinema studies, as well as a testament to the continuing influence of one of film's pre-eminent critical thinkers.


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    Title
    Andre Bazin and Italian Neorealism
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bert Cardullo, Edited by Andre Bazin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781441170750
    ISBN 10: 1441170758
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    LC classification: PN1993.5.I88 B3314 2011
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    Illustrations note
    20 bw illustrations
    Publisher
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Imprint name
    Continuum Publishing Corporation
    Publication date
    17 November 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Bert Cardullo is Professor and Chair, Department of Media and Communication, at Izmir University of Economics, Turkey. His books include Federico Fellini: Interviews, Jean Renoir: Interviews, Bazin at Work, and The Films of Robert Bresson. Andre Bazin (1918-58) was one of the most influential film critics and theorists of the Twentieth Century. A co-founder of Cahiers du cinema, he is widely considered to be the chief instigator of auteur theory.
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    Italian Neorealism was among the areas of cinema dearest to Bazin, yet until now his writings on it have not been readily accessible in English. Cardullo's anthology provides not only translations of the major essays, but a comprehensive bibliographical and filmographic apparatus criticus. His introduction offers a succinct biography of Bazin along with a stimulating assessment of the importance of his work, unabashedly embracing its transcendental and spiritual qualities. This is a valuable resource for scholars of cinema and Italian culture alike. Keith Reader, Emeritus Professor of Modern French Studies, Glasgow University
    Table of contents
    "Defining the Real: The Film Theory and Criticism of Andre Bazin," by Bert Cardullo; "What Is Neorealism?" by Bert Cardullo; "An Aesthetic of Reality: Cinematic Realism and the Italian School of the Liberation." (Jan. 1948); La Terra Trema (Visconti, 1948). (1948); Germany, Year Zero (Rossellini, 1947). (1949); Bicycle Thieves (De Sica, 1948). (Nov. 1949); "Vittorio De Sica: Metteur en Scene." (1951); Heaven over the Marshes (Genina, 1949). (May 1951); "Neorealism, Opera, and Propaganda: Forbidden Christ" (Malaparte, 1950).; (July-Aug. 1951); The Road to Hope (Germi, 1950). (Feb. 1952); Two Cents' Worth of Hope (Castellani, 1951). (July 1952); Umberto D. (De Sica, 1952). (Oct. 1952); "In Italy." (1953); Europe '51 (Rossellini, 1952). (1953); "Will the Italian Cinema Betray Itself?" (Dec. 1954); La Strada (Fellini, 1954). (May 1955); Gold of Naples (De Sica, 1954). (June 1955); "In Defense of Rossellini." (Aug. 1955); "De Sica and Rossellini." (Sept. 1955); Senso (Visconti, 1954). (Feb. 1956); Il Bidone (Fellini, 1955). (March 1956); The Roof (De Sica, 1956). (Dec. 1956); "Neorealism Returns: Love in the City" (Fellini et alia, 1953). (March 1957); I Vitelloni (Fellini, 1953). (Oct. 1957); "Fellini's Voyage to the End of Neorealism: The Nights of Cabiria [1957]."; (Nov. 1957); +CREDITS OF THE FILMS OF ITALIAN NEOREALISM (INCLUDING PRECURSORS AND SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ITALIAN NEOREALISM; +BAZIN BIBLIOGRAPHY; +INDEX.