Vol. 5 No. 4 FRAMING THE REAL: LEFÈBVRE AND NEO-REALIST CINEMATIC SPACE AS PRACTICE

Keywords: Neo-realism, Roberto Rossellini, film, representation

Abstract: In 1945 Roberto Rossellini’s Neo-realist Rome, Open City set in motion an approach to cinema and its representation of real life – and by extension real spaces – that was to have international significance in film theory and practice. However, the re-use of the real spaces of the city, and elsewhere, as film sets in Neo-realist film offered (and offers) more than an influential aesthetic and set of cinematic theories. Through Neo-realism, it can be argued that we gain access to a cinematic relational and multi-dimensional space that is not made from built sets, but by filming the built environment.

 

 

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