Private life[ edit ] His passion for gambling was well known. His films often with Peppino De Filippo and almost always with Mario Castellani expressed a sort of neorealistic satire, in the means of a guitto a "hammy" actor as well as with the art of the great dramatic actor he also was.
The films permit us to penetrate both this teeming metropolitan world and also enter the individual life, drawing us in by an attentiveness to sorrows to which we might otherwise fail to attend. The films permit us to penetrate both this teeming metropolitan world and also enter the individual life, drawing us in by an attentiveness to sorrows to which we might otherwise fail to attend.
Shipman, David, "Directors of the Decade: The films lay a claim on us, with the unemphatic persuasion that we ought to bear witness to such tragedies. The Spaghetti Western[ edit ] Main article: Vittorio GassmanMarcello MastroianniUgo TognazziAlberto SordiClaudia CardinaleMonica Vitti and Nino Manfredi were among the stars of these movies, that described the years of the economical reprise and investigated Italian customs, a sort of self-ethnological research.
Denying movie-star glamour, De Sica was casting according to the authenticity of a face. Young role as The Count Io, io, io. De Sica began acting on stage as a teenager and played his first film role in In Shoeshine, events turn first on a deception, and then on the separation of two boys, great friends placed in different cells when confined to prison.
Yet it is perhaps the most violent attack, in the apparent quietness of the action, against the rules of the new economy, the new mentality, the new values, and it embodies both a conservative and a progressive view. After all, as De Sica asserted, there are millions of characters, but only 50 or 60 movie stars; it seemed to him a strange illusion that so few people could faithfully embody the experience of so many.
Scenes are shot on location, with no professional extras and often a largely unprofessional cast. This work is perhaps De Sica's masterpiece and one of the most important works in Italian cinema.
Il cammino della speranza Path of Hope, Most importantly, however, a second generation of Italian directors reacted directly to the model of the neorealist cinema. While the key works of Italian neorealism helped to change the direction of the art form and remain today original contributions to film language, they were, with the exception of Rome, Open City, relatively unpopular in Italy.
By this time De Sica's films were the subject of a good deal of controversy in Italy, and generally the lines were drawn between Catholic and Communist critics. Poetry and cruelty of life were harmonically combined in the works that Vittorio De Sica wrote and directed together with screenwriter Cesare Zavattini: They really showed a paradise on earth, a paradise in a country they called America.
Film historians have unfortunately tended to speak of neo-realism as if it were an authentic movement with universally agreed-upon stylistic or thematic principles.
They are great urban films, leading us within what is, to middle-class audiences, the unseen city of the poor: Many neorealist films, but not all, utilized non-professional actors. Harried by oppression and poverty, his protagonists fall into acts of moral compromise; the heroes must become that which their conscience condemns — a snitch, a bully and thief, a beggar.
Though still within the confines of realism, the film foreshadows the director's entrance into the popular Italian market for sexual satire and farce. Moreover, political expediency often motivated interpretations of postwar neorealism that overlooked the important elements of continuity between realist films made during the Fascist era and realist films made by the neorealists.
The advent of sound film led to stricter censorship from the Fascist government. There were also plenty of American imports, equally unreflective of Italian realities.
His career suggests an openness to form and a versatility uncommon among Italian directors.The films of Vittorio De Sica () are among the most enduring of the Italian post-war period. His career suggests an openness to form and a versatility uncommon among Italian directors.
De Sica was born in Sora, Italy on July 7, Vittorio De Sica grew up in Naples, and started out as an office clerk in order to raise money to support his poor family.
He was increasingly drawn towards acting, and made his screen debut while still in his teens, joining a stage company in Biography of Vittorio De Sica As one of the world's most influential filmmakers, and as an actor who starred in some movies, Vittorio De Sica built a remarkable film career that spanned half a century.
Jun 30, · With Alberto Sordi, Vittorio De Sica, Franco Fabrizi, Christiane Nielsen. Augustino works as the General Secretary of Social Morality Union and takes fight to all kinds of mundane vices - striptease, nudity in movies and commercials/10(). Vittorio De Sica These early works employed non-professional actors and were shot mostly on location.
They helped shine a light on life for Italy's economically disadvantaged in the post-war period. Directed by Vittorio De Sica. Written by Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri, Oreste Biancoli, and Adolfo Franci, based on a novel by Luigi Bartolini.Download