What is neorealism?

A great video essay that touches upon the long take, but also points out the differences between a Hollywood made film and its original European version.

As the final words state:  “to ask ‘what is neorealism?’ is to ask, ‘what is cinema?'”

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3 thoughts on “What is neorealism?

  1. What I love about this clip is how it goes in to the notion of “centred” and “de-centred” in relation to character and focus of attention. Many thanks!

  2. loads of really interesting ideas in this, the lingering presence of the character after they have left the frame is very beautiful.
    The clip of Lavoura Arcaica prompted a discussion about this with the Nicolson group in Stornoway.

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