Alessandro Blasetti Program

Friday, November 5, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

Includes the following films:

  • 1860 (I Mille di Garibaldi)

    1933. Italy. Directed by Alessandro Blasetti. With Aida Bellia, Giuseppe Gulino, Gianfranco Giachetti, Toto Maiorana. In Italian; English subtitles. 73 min.

  • Sole (excerpt)

    1928. Italy. Directed by Alessandro Blasetti. Silent. 9 min.

Alessandro Blasetti (1900–1987) was a dominant figure in Italy in the late silent and early sound period, which corresponded with the peak of Fascism. He is credited with laying the groundwork for postwar Italian Neorealism, especially in his use of non-actors and location shooting. He was also heavily influenced by the great Soviet directors, particularly in his film 1860, an epic recreation of a major episode in il Risorgimento (the struggle for Italian unification).

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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