Italian Neorealism - 1942-1951
During dictatorship of Mussauni. Controlled film at the time.
"White Telephone Films" - did not reflect what Italy was like at the time. portrayed society as luxurious which was far from reality for most Italian's.
Obsession - 1943
Directed by Dr. Lucino Visconti. Wife and lover using italian elements. Ordinary people and natural environments, which were key to Italian Neorealism.
Rome Open City - 1945
Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Uses real locations, in the film things just happened there was no build up. Documentary feel, becomes part of INR AESTHETIC
Bicycle Themes - 1948
Directed by Vittorio de Sica. Simple story with non-actors. Almost Real time. One of best movies ever made.
The Newspapers and TV Reviews. Consumers function of "should I see this movie?"
Re-experience the film.
Finds an explanation/ engage in "discussion." It's entertainment in it self. Include plot summery, stars, emotional reaction.
Film criticism is a form of rhetoric. Is the skillful use of language with the aim of persuasion; the critics seeks to persuade the reader that a given interpretation is right and true.
General-Interest Journal-Based Criticism
criticism that falls somewhere between newspaper and television reviewing and scholarly criticism. More detailed, portrait of film message. Places film in historical/cultural context.
Popular general-interest journal critic. Reviewer for New Yorker magazine from 1967 to 1991. Championed filmmakers that she admired, and merciless of those filmmakers she deemed. Known for the review of Last Tango in Paris (1972), which she described as to have "altered the face of an art form."
explores the significance of a given film in relation to often complex issues of theory, history, or technology. little focus on telling consumers whether they should watch it or not. More demanding on Audience , expects you to have a wider range of knowledge. Specialized vocabulary.
framework of interpretation