I could use some more suggestions for my syllabus -- and
thanks to those who e-mailed me with titles covering the 30s-40s-50s.
I decided on the segment in *Ba wang bie ji/Farewell My Concubine*
(1993), Chen Kaige, China that covers the three decades.
I am looking for a 1950s film (possibly non European) that
was influenced by Italian Neorealism. The other one I am showing
under this rubric is Pather Panchali (1955), Satyajit Ray, India.
I am aware of the debate concerning the imposing of Western
cultural values, such as a neorealist aesthetic, on Third Cinema and
the inevitable distortions of a Eurocentric reading of Third Cinema
Gloria Monti, Ph.D.
University of California
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