I never really thought about neorealism, it wasn’t until I saw this short film created for Sight & Sound magazine for their May 2013 edition.
Here’s a wonderful example of two totally different styles, David O, Selznick and Vittorio De Sica. I love how the Italian approaches the simple act of walking or standing for that matter, he’s allowing elements to come in out of the frame, in my view he’s validating the impurities thats makes up the every day events, he allows his frames to breathe. Compared to Selznick approach, which feels contrived – controlling or implying he doesn’t permit actors or his audience to breathe, and in doing so misses the depth and beauty of the mundane that De Sica is able to catch. Patrick Brown