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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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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2011, 10:07:34 PM »
Woo!

Did you ever rewatch it Martin?

Not exactly.  That was the movie that killed my marathon.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2011, 11:25:39 PM »
That's so weird.  Not the killing the marathon, that makes sense to me.  If rewatchings aren't organic, based on a desire to truly give a film a second chance, I don't see how they'd be much fun or make much difference.  What's weird is how much you don't like this movie.  Seems like it'd be something you'd like, especially since you like Paisan so much.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 11:26:46 PM »
Rome Open City was a film so brutally uninteresting that my experience was similar to FroHam and Werckmeister Harmonies (but at half the running time.) That means I'll probably give it another go in a few years. Maybe I'll get some better perspective on neorealism before then.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2011, 12:32:31 PM »
(weirdo lesbian seductions based on drug use?).
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 12:37:19 PM »
Rome Open City is more like Army of Shadows than anything else. Forget the labels enjoy films.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2011, 01:42:24 PM »
Yes, yes and yes.

I think Neo-Realism is a particularly useless way to describe or categorize films and filmmakers.  It wasn't new, it's not especially realistic, the films have very little in common with each other and the filmmakers made very different kinds of film throughout their own careers.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2011, 05:37:44 PM »
Glad you like it roujin. :)

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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2011, 01:11:37 AM »
1. Rome, Open City
2. Paisan

3. Stromboli

I hope to see Germany Year Zero before the end of the year.
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Re: Director's Best: Roberto Rossellini
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2011, 04:27:54 PM »
1. Rome, Open City
2. Paisan

 

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