Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global NeorealismThe Transnational History of a Film Style$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Saverio Giovacchini and Robert Sklar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031229

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031229.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Mississippi SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mississippi.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Mississippi, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MSSO for personal use.date: 13 April 2021



Neorealism, Cinema of Poetry, and Italian Contemporary Cinema

(p.240) Epilogue
Global Neorealism

Silvia Carlorosi

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter looks at examples of neorealism in recent Italian cinema. It focuses on two films—Andrea and Antonio Frazzi’s Certi bambini (A Children’s Story, 2004), and Matteo Garrone’s Gomorra (Gomorrah 2008)—which demonstrate how contemporary Italian cinema is dealing with its neorealist legacy, pushing it in the direction of what we can call, using Pier Paolo Pasolini’s intuition, a “cinema of poetry.” The chapter analyzes how the “cinema of poetry” of these films can be considered the contemporary legacy of neorealism, with its main interest in representing the real, even in its multifaceted expressions.

Keywords:   Italian films, neorealist films, Andrea Frazzi, Antonio Frazzi, Matteo Garrone, Pier Paolo Pasolini

University Press of Mississippi requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.