Giuseppe De Santis

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    Both Giuseppe De Santis’ Bitter Rice and Luchino Visconti’s Rocco and His Brothers are stories of unhappy lots attempting to escape their squalid fates by fleeing their current circumstances for the greener grass on the other side. Francesca and Walter, the runaway city thieves of Bitter Rice, look for safety amidst the grueling annual rice harvest provided by the mighty river Po, while the poor Parondi family of Rocco and His Brothers seek a new life amidst the unfamiliar urban chaos of Milan. While

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    destroyed during the war. - Neorealist cinema emerged as a force for cultural renewal and social change. - “we are convinced that one day we will create our most beautiful film following the slow and tired step of the worker who returns home” – Giuseppe De Santis & Mario Alicata in 1941 Poverty – Filmmakers sought to be more true to life than they consider most classical filmmakers had been. (show poverty and issuses) – The modernist filmmaker might seek to reveal the unpleasant realities of class antagonism

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    Essentially, a woman’s place in society’s stratification is defined by the outward manifestation of her person, which is identified first and foremost by her gender. Simone de Beauvoir asserts that women are characterized as “others” or as “not male” . This distinction would not be possible if women were not recognizable by sight as not male. Due to this, it is relevant to look at film and its associations with visual representations of the woman and the male gaze. As John Berger recognises “men

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