Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to the post World War II international relations movement of neorealism.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the post-World War II Italian movement of neorealism, which focused on realistic portrayals of daily life
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the neorealism movement in art, which emerged in Britain around 1914
  • n. An adherent of neorealism

Etymologies

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neo- +‎ realist

Examples

  • Rohinton Mistry writes what could be called neorealist novels, in honor of the simple, moving tales of struggle and affliction that distinguished the Italian films of the early Fifties (and continue to this day in, say, the films coming out of revolutionary Iran).

    Passage to Bombay

  • After brief army service, he went right back into film production, making a range of melodramas in the slick Hollywood manner as well as the popular "neorealist" style, a socially conscious tradition that often used nonprofessional actors and was filmed on location to convey immediacy and truth.

    Prolific director Dino De Laurentiis dies

  • When Walesa declares the need for compromise he unmasks the intentions of the authorities; when the same is being said by a "neorealist" who avoids mentioning the word "Solidarity" like the plague, he is signaling to the authorities his own readiness to take part in murdering our union.

    Letter from the Gdansk Prison

  • The National Gallery screens "Shoeshine" from 1946, among the first of the Italian neorealist films.

    Free and Easy: Take the Mic or Take the Plunge

  • The National Gallery screens "Shoeshine," from 1946, among the first of the Italian neorealist films.

    Free & easy

  • The present-tense narration still seems powerful in its immediacy, even though the use of the present tense among current neorealist writers has become something of a commonplace.

    Updike, John

  • The programs span a half-century, from Le Xing's 1963 "Our Neighbors" aka "Head of Street, End of Lane", a sympathetic, neorealist view of life on the lower rungs, to "Cape No. 7," Wei Tei-Sheng's 2008 unabashed, crowd-pleasing romantic musical.

    Taiwan to India

  • The film is quickly proclaimed a masterpiece of neorealist cinema for its convincing, but wholly cinematic, mimicry of documentarian styles.

    G. Roger Denson: Political Art Timeline, 1945-1966: Postwar Art of the Left

  • The same catalog tells us that the Man of Sorrows inspired British novelist Barry Unsworth, folksinger Richard Burnett's "Man of Constant Sorrow" made famous by Bob Dylan, the Italian neorealist filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, not to mention artists such as Manet and Cézanne.

    Matthew Milliner: Francesco Vezzoli's 'Sacrilegio' And The Supermodel Of Sorrows

  • The same catalog tells us that the Man of Sorrows inspired British novelist Barry Unsworth, folksinger Richard Burnett's "Man of Constant Sorrow" made famous by Bob Dylan, the Italian neorealist filmmaker Roberto Rossellini, not to mention artists such as Manet and Cézanne.

    Matthew Milliner: Francesco Vezzoli's 'Sacrilegio' And The Supermodel Of Sorrows

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