This is the fifth in Screen Education's series on national cinemas around the world, their history and contemporary production. Law discusses the birth of Neo-Realism, and its centrality to the notions of the nation state and identity politics. In the ensuing sections, Law examines the works of Rossellini, Antonioni, Vicsonti and Fellini, the world renowned auteurs. Separate sections of the article are dedicated to Comedy Italian Style, The Italian Road Movie and Contemporary Italian Cinema. The article also provides a suggested Viewing List, essential for secondary and tertiary teachers using Italian films in their classes.
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