By Bert Cardullo

ISBN-10: 0810885263

ISBN-13: 9780810885264

At a time whilst motion picture reports have degenerated into mere exposure and picture scholarship has turn into entangled in pedantic discourse, shut readings of significant directing careers and critical motion pictures are a wanted replacement. In ecu administrators and Their movies: Essays on Cinema, Bert Cardullo analyzes of a few of an important movie artists and person motion pictures of the final a number of a long time. past basic biographical pills and plot summaries, those readings display with attractiveness and readability what cinema ability in addition to what it indicates, explaining how overseas moviemakers use the assets of the medium to pursue complicated, major human goals.

In this quantity Cardullo deals clean views on a number of the validated greats of eu cinema—including Vittorio De Sica (Shoeshine, Bicycle Thieves, Umberto D.), Federico Fellini (I Vitelloni, los angeles Strada, Nights of Cabiria), Jean Renoir (Grand phantasm, the principles of the Game), Robert Bresson (L’Argent), Jacques Tati (Mr. Hulot’s Holiday), Ingmar Bergman (Winter gentle, Autumn Sonata), Eric Rohmer (A story of Winter), and Roman Polanski (The Pianist)—as good as insights into important paintings by means of such modern filmmakers as Michael Haneke (The Piano Teacher), Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner of the Mountains), Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne (La Promesse, The Son, L’Enfant), Andrei Kravchuk (The Italian), and Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, three Weeks, and a pair of Days).

Including essays on filmmakers from continental Europe, Russia, and Scandinavia, this attractive significant other to World administrators and Their motion pictures will entice basic readers in addition to students of overseas cinema.

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What he means, I think, is that no subject or character becomes truly important or remarkable until awakened by art. For this reason, De Sica’s love isn’t greater than art; his art is the love. indb 22 7/18/12 9:42 AM Vittorio De Sica 23 Silva (Giorgio), Antonio Lo Nigro (Righetto), Francesco De Nicola (Ciriola), Pacifico Astrologo (Vittorio), Maria Campi (the palmist), Leo Garavaglia (the inspector), Giuseppe Spadaro (the lawyer Bonavino), Irene Smordoni (Giuseppe’s mother), Antonio Nicotra (Bartoli, the social worker), Mario Volpicelli (the prison warden) Bicycle Thieves (1948) DIRECTOR: Vittorio De Sica SCREENPLAY: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biàncoli, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri, from the story by Zavattini based on the novel Bicycle Thieves (1948), by Luigi Bartolini CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carlo Montuori EDITOR: Eraldo Da Roma MUSIC: Alessandro Cicognini PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Antonio Traverso RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes FORMAT: 35mm, in black and white CAST: Lamberto Maggiorani (Antonio Ricci), Enzo Staiola (Bruno, his son), Lianella Carell (Maria Ricci), Gino Saltamerenda (Baiocco), Vittorio Antonucci (the thief), Giulio Chiari (the old man), Elena Altieri (the mission patroness), Ida Bracci Dorati (La Santona) Miracle in Milan (1951) DIRECTOR: Vittorio De Sica SCREENPLAY: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci, based on the story by Zavattini from his novel Totò the Good (1943) CINEMATOGRAPHER: G.

Throughout, Nino Rota’s music strikes its own characteristic balance between calculated vulgarity and aching nostalgia. indb 39 7/18/12 9:42 AM 40 Chapter 2 used it again in La Dolce Vita), to the scene after the ball, where a couple of vitelloni and their partners are still dancing amid the tatters of the party to a solitary trumpeter playing the same tune, moving it up in key a half step each time, until finally the badly soused Alberto shouts at him to stop. One of the film’s most important sequences finds Fausto convincing Moraldo to help him steal the statue of an angel from his former employer’s shop.

For this reason, De Sica’s love isn’t greater than art; his art is the love. indb 22 7/18/12 9:42 AM Vittorio De Sica 23 Silva (Giorgio), Antonio Lo Nigro (Righetto), Francesco De Nicola (Ciriola), Pacifico Astrologo (Vittorio), Maria Campi (the palmist), Leo Garavaglia (the inspector), Giuseppe Spadaro (the lawyer Bonavino), Irene Smordoni (Giuseppe’s mother), Antonio Nicotra (Bartoli, the social worker), Mario Volpicelli (the prison warden) Bicycle Thieves (1948) DIRECTOR: Vittorio De Sica SCREENPLAY: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Oreste Biàncoli, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Adolfo Franci, Gherardo Gherardi, Gerardo Guerrieri, from the story by Zavattini based on the novel Bicycle Thieves (1948), by Luigi Bartolini CINEMATOGRAPHER: Carlo Montuori EDITOR: Eraldo Da Roma MUSIC: Alessandro Cicognini PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Antonio Traverso RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes FORMAT: 35mm, in black and white CAST: Lamberto Maggiorani (Antonio Ricci), Enzo Staiola (Bruno, his son), Lianella Carell (Maria Ricci), Gino Saltamerenda (Baiocco), Vittorio Antonucci (the thief), Giulio Chiari (the old man), Elena Altieri (the mission patroness), Ida Bracci Dorati (La Santona) Miracle in Milan (1951) DIRECTOR: Vittorio De Sica SCREENPLAY: Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi D’Amico, Mario Chiari, Adolfo Franci, based on the story by Zavattini from his novel Totò the Good (1943) CINEMATOGRAPHER: G.

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