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Rome Open City by Davis Forgacs
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Apr 22, 2011

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bookshelves: historyonics-world, theatrepieces, literary-crit

If you haven't seen Rome Open City, yet, you gotta, you just gotta. All Italy came together to make it, the director teamed up with a whole bunch of Cinecitta people (Fellini, Pasolini, Anna Magnani) to contribute to it.

Rossellini sold pretty much everything he owned to pay for the celluloid to shoot the film, which was made during the Nazi occupation and takes raw, broad swipes at the Germans indeed while anyone who might have caught wind of its production might likely have been shot on sight.


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