Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly, markedly, and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, it has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers a fresh look at the production history of Rome Open City, some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as a well illustrated, up to date, and accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.
About the Author
Sidney Gottlieb is Professor of English and Media Studies at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He has edited Hitchcock on Hitchcock: Selected Writings and Interviews and Framing Hitchcock: Essays from the Hitchcock Annual, and serves as Co-Editor of the Hitchcock Annual.