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New School Professor Monica London introduces the world of Italian Cinema. Films will be screened in full followed by a conversation relating to the film topic and story, starting with masterpieces of postwar neorealism and continuing to the modern era.     Film:  The Bicylcle Thief (Vittorio DeSica, 1948)  No pre-registration required.

New School Professor Monica London introduces the world of Italian Cinema. Films will be screened in full followed by a conversation relating to the film topic and story, starting with masterpieces of postwar neorealism and continuing to the modern era. Film: The Bicylcle Thief (Vittorio DeSica, 1948) No pre-registration required.

The Bicycle Thief is the best-known work of Italian Neorealism, the movement (begun by Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 Rome, Open City) which attempted to give cinema a new degree of realism. Vittorio De Sica was unable to get financial backing from any major studio for the film, so he raised the money himself from friends. Wanting to portray the poverty and unemployment of post-war Italy, he chose a novel by Luigi Bartolini to loosely base his script on, which he co-wrote with Cesare Zavattini…

The Bicycle Thief is the best-known work of Italian Neorealism, the movement (begun by Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 Rome, Open City) which attempted to give cinema a new degree of realism. Vittorio De Sica was unable to get financial backing from any major studio for the film, so he raised the money himself from friends. Wanting to portray the poverty and unemployment of post-war Italy, he chose a novel by Luigi Bartolini to loosely base his script on, which he co-wrote with Cesare Zavattini…

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, Vittorio De Sica's Academy Award--winning Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) defined an era in cinema. In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle, his main means of transportation for work. With his wide-eye...    #thebicyclethief  #onthel[art]

Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, Vittorio De Sica's Academy Award--winning Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) defined an era in cinema. In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle, his main means of transportation for work. With his wide-eye... #thebicyclethief #onthel[art]

Roberto Rossellini's - The Flowers of St. Francis

Roberto Rossellini's - The Flowers of St. Francis

Michelangelo Antonioni: Master of Modern Cinema Welcome to modernism Together with the likes of Fellini, Visconti, Rossellini and Pasolini, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks as one of the most important figures of post-war Italian cinema. The director, who is the focus of an exhibition at Bozar this summer, made his first films during the apex of neorealism, the movement that grew out of the horrors of the Second World War. But when neorealism lost its documentary touch and degenerated into…

Michelangelo Antonioni: Master of Modern Cinema Welcome to modernism Together with the likes of Fellini, Visconti, Rossellini and Pasolini, Michelangelo Antonioni ranks as one of the most important figures of post-war Italian cinema. The director, who is the focus of an exhibition at Bozar this summer, made his first films during the apex of neorealism, the movement that grew out of the horrors of the Second World War. But when neorealism lost its documentary touch and degenerated into…

https://flic.kr/p/R1DiuW | Richard Burton | Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit. (Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze), no. 2507. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Publicity still for Sea Wife (Bob McNaught, 1957).  Richard Burton (1925–1984) was one of the great British actors of the post World War II period. Although never trained as an actor, he became famous on stage in most of the plays by William Shakespeare. Blessed with a thrillingly theatrical voice, Burton also became, at one time, the highest-pai...

https://flic.kr/p/R1DiuW | Richard Burton | Italian postcard by B.F.F. Edit. (Ballerini & Fratini, Firenze), no. 2507. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Publicity still for Sea Wife (Bob McNaught, 1957). Richard Burton (1925–1984) was one of the great British actors of the post World War II period. Although never trained as an actor, he became famous on stage in most of the plays by William Shakespeare. Blessed with a thrillingly theatrical voice, Burton also became, at one time, the highest-pai...

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

Italian Neorealism emerged as a postwar movement that wanted to make an honest and critical portrayal of reality in cinema.

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