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What's your favorite film by Roberto Rossellini?

Rome, Open City
10 (43.5%)
Paisan
1 (4.3%)
Germany Year Zero
1 (4.3%)
Stromboli
1 (4.3%)
The Flowers of St. Francis
2 (8.7%)
Europa '51
0 (0%)
Voyage to Italy
2 (8.7%)
Fear
0 (0%)
Il generale della Rovere
1 (4.3%)
Blackout in Rome
0 (0%)
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
0 (0%)
Blaise Pascal
0 (0%)
The Age of the Medici
0 (0%)
Cartesius
0 (0%)
The Messiah
1 (4.3%)
haven't seen any
3 (13%)
don't like any
1 (4.3%)
other
0 (0%)

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Rossellini, Roberto
« on: October 14, 2010, 02:28:00 PM »
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2010, 02:29:42 PM »
1. India: Matri Bhumi
2. Paisan
3. Il Generale della Rovere

4. The Flowers of St. Francis
5. Europa '51
6. Journey to Italy
7. Stromboli

8. The Taking of Power by Louis XIV
9. Germany Year Zero

10. Rome, Open City



Adding Open City to the list of films I owe a second chance.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2010, 02:30:19 PM »
1. Voyage in Italy
2. Rome, Open City
3. Paisan
4. Age of the Medici
5. Stromboli
6. Taking of Power of Louis XIV
7. Europa '51
8. Cartesius
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2010, 03:18:10 PM »
I've only seen Rome, Open City, but it's one of the best films ever made.

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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2010, 03:33:37 PM »
I've only seen Rome, Open City, but it's one of the best films ever made.

Watch Generale della Rovere, its better!

I love that movie, one of my all time favorite performances.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2010, 09:31:55 PM »
None  :'(

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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2010, 09:37:49 PM »
Rome, Open City is the only one I've seen.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2010, 09:39:08 PM »
I haven't seen any at all.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2011, 09:10:34 PM »
Rome Open City Roberto Rossellini, 1945'

Ostensibly the birthplace of neorealism, this was actually much more melodramatic than anything I had anticipated. Rossellini took it to the streets and all, but the very basic material is still all sorts of amped up and riveting. It's a film of two halves: the first all hiding and secrets and fear, spread out over several days, climaxing with a whopper of a scene, that's as shocking as anything I've ever seen in a movie; the second part is all methods, torture and self-sacrifice. It all works on so many levels, too: genuinely thrilling at parts (reminded me of Battle of Algiers), on a character level (the camaraderie between the communists), on a roujinesque level (weirdo lesbian seductions based on drug use?). This was exciting and awesome. Looking forward to more Rossellini.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2011, 09:21:20 PM »
Woo!

Did you ever rewatch it Martin?
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