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> {quote:title=roverrocks wrote:}{quote}Looking forward to watching "Rome, Open City" tonight. I've only seen it once before but thought it was a great film. Anna Magnani was a terrific actress.

 

You won't be disappointed, as Open City is one of the truly great movies of the postwar period. (And it was actually filmed while the war was still going on.) With a bit of luck TCM will at some point re-run the other two parts of Rossellini's war trilogy, Paisan and Germany: Year Zero. Taken as a whole, they give you a better idea on the multi-faceted reality of war than all the typical battle films put together. Given that European filmmakers experienced war on their own native soil and were able to see totalitarianism up close and first hand, perhaps it's not surprising that with a few exceptions, their war movies are far superior to ours.

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Beyond a doubt all are terrific. I watched the whole trilogy the nights that TCM ran them all just a short while ago and was enthralled. Amazing films one after the other to view.

 

Edited by: roverrocks on May 15, 2013 9:58 PM

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> {quote:title=roverrocks wrote:}{quote}Beyond a doubt all are terrific. I watched the whole trilogy the nights that TCM ran them all just a short while ago and was enthralled. Amazing films one after the other to view.

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> Edited by: roverrocks on May 15, 2013 9:58 PM

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Glad you had a chance to see all three of them in one sitting, roverrocks, as that's the ideal way to digest the entire package. Germany: Year Zero is an especially realistic portrayal of life in postwar Berlin, and it makes a terrific counterpoint to a first rate American movie that was also shot on location in postwar Germany and has played frequently on TCM, The Search. The endings couldn't have been more sharply contrasted, but they both convey the sense of desperation that prevailed as Europe was struggling to rise up from the ashes. All four of these movies constitute filmmaking at its absolute best.

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