Rome, Open City:  Discussion


1.  as a prototypical film of Italian “neorealism” what are the elements of Open City’s style?  What constitutes “realism” here?


2.  How is Open City different from Hollywood studio film style of the 30s and 40s?


3.  What is the view the film presents of:

          --(Italian) society?

          --the resistance as an element of that society?

          --the importance of children?

          --the Catholic Church?


4.  Why do you suppose the film was a global success?