The following eight-page study guide film packet is used to accompany the Roberto Rossellini-directed 1945 Italian neorealist film "Rome, Open City." It can be used in an English or film studies classroom. The first page contains a list of cast and crew and a background and introduction on the film. The second page is a page that allows viewers to jot and take down their own notes. Pages three, four, five, and six are comprehension questions to guide the viewer on the work's camera movement, characterization, cinematography, conflict, costume design, foreshadowing, irony (dramatic vs. situational), mise en scene, mood, movement, plot, set design, sound, story, subtext, symbolism, themes, and tone. The eighth page contains discussion questions on the work's characterizations, ideologies, title symbolism, tone. The ninth page is a genre study page that asks students to focus on the film as an Italian neorealist film and to analyze how this film is unique in its subject matter, style/technique, and themes/ideologies.
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