italian neo-realism cinema.txt
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*Fascist propaganda films promoted by who?
What are escapist films dealing with trival problems of rich?
"WHITE TELEPHONE" FILMS
White Telephones = rare, expensive telephones that only the rich could afford. Most could only afford black telephones
-During WWII there was rugged, light-weight 16 mm film equipment was developed which was good for low-budget filmmakers after the war
Characteristics of Neo-Realism:
*Non-professional Actors (typically unknown)
-rejection of trivial, escapist subject matter in favor of realistic stories
-social politics about post-war and real life conditions
-use unknown actors so you don’t have preconceived notions about what the actor is really like
-socialist political orientation
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