Italian Directors

Old Blog Import

These are some nice notes from the excellent series of films aired last month on Turner Classic Movies. If you missed it, I suggest you write them and ask them to air it again!

Roberto Rossellini (1906-1977), perhaps more than any other film director, established the Italian neorealist style that became an international sensation in the years following World War II, stunning audiences with his gritty, documentary-like portrayals of war-ravaged Europe. Born the son of an architect in Rome, Rossellini began his film career as an amateur and was recruited by the Fascist regime to collaborate on propaganda films including one supervised by the son of dictator Benito Mussolini.”

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