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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY

Journey to Italy [1954] 1. She seems to notice expectant mothers everywhere. 2. The look on his face when he hears that the girl’s husband is returning home. 3. “You’ve never tried to understand me.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s EUROPA ’51

Europa ’51 [1952] 1. A blood clot. 2. “Why are you going out of your way for me?” 3. Behind a barred window, looking down upon them.

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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s GERMANY YEAR ZERO

Germany Year Zero [1948] 1. The truck goes over some potholes, jolting a few lumps of coal onto the road. A small crowd dashes over to pick them up. 2. The recording of a Hitler speech echoes through the ruins. … Continue reading

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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY

Journey to Italy [1954] 1. She remarks that they’re never alone. Yet when he suggests they have a drink in their room, she insists on going to the hotel bar instead. Sure enough, as they enter the bar they encounter … Continue reading

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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s PAISAN

Paisan [1946] 1. “Sorry Sarge, Italian is a language you don’t hurry.” 2. He drops the boots and walks away. 3. A Catholic, a Protestant, a Jew.

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3 things about Roberto Rossellini’s ROME, OPEN CITY

Rome, Open City [1945] 1. There are two small statues on the table in front of the priest: a nude woman and a saint. They face each other. He pivots the nude woman so that it’s not facing the saint. … Continue reading

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