"Italian Neorealism: Rebuilding the Cinematic City" is a valuable introduction to one of the most influential of film movements. Exploring the roots and causes of Neorealism, particularly the effects of the Second World War, as well as its politics and style, Mark Shiel examines the portrayal of the city and the legacy left by filmmakers such as Rossellini, De Sica and Visconti. Films studied include "Rome, Open City" (1945), "Paisan" (1946), "Bicycle Thieves" (1948) and "Umberto D" (1952).
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Author Biography - Robert Shail
Mark Shiel is Lecturer in Film Studies at King's College, University of London. He is the co-editor of, and contributor to, Cinema and the City (2001) and Screening the City (2003), and has written several articles and book chapters on the cinematic images of New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Dublin.