This was an excellent presentation! I came away with a deeper understanding of the underlying artistic and social-political influences on Neorealism in Italian cinema. Richard provided a very well organized presentation of the topic which made it easy to follow, given the amount of information he shared in a short amount of time. He described the context of the times, defined terms, explained connections, gave examples, and offered suggestions on films, The film clips and the quotes by filmmakers gave depth to the powerpoint presentation. This was one of the best Context Conversations I have participated in. I actually wanted more... so I hope for additional conversations on the topic of Italian cinema!
Good survey and explanation of how neorealism developed from the hardship of the post-war years and how it differed from earlier cinema.
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I found this to be very informative and learned how politics and writers influenced the film industry.