By Giuliana Minghelli
This research argues that neorealism’s visible genius is inseparable from its virtually invisible relation to the Fascist previous: a connection inscribed in cinematic landscapes. whereas principally a silent narrative, neorealism’s complicated visible processing of 2 a long time of Fascism is still the best cultural construction within the carrier of memorialization and comprehension for a country that had neither a Nuremberg nor a proper strategy of reconciliation. via her readings of canonical neorealist movies, Minghelli finds the memorial strata of the neorealist snapshot and investigates the complicated historic cost that invests this cinema. This ebook is either a proper research of the recent perception of the cinematic photo born from a difficulty of reminiscence, and a mirrored image at the relation among cinema and reminiscence. movies mentioned contain Ossessione (1943) Paisà (1946), Ladri di biciclette (1948), and Cronaca di un amore (1950).