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Encyclopedia > Ermanno Olmi

Ermanno Olmi (born July 24, 1931) is a noted Italian director. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ...


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Olmi was born in Treviglio, province of Bergamo, Lombardy. Treviglio is a town in the province of Bergamo, in Lombardy, Italy. ... Bergamo: Citta Alta View of Bergamo Bergamo is a town in Lombardy, Italy, about 40km northeast of Milan. ... Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia) is a region in northern Italy between the Alps and the Po river valley. ...


Olmi's films fit snuggly in to the artistic mold of Italian neorealism, though Olmi would argue (and does argue, in an interview found on the Criterion Edition DVD of his 1961 film, Il Posto) that this is the artistic tradition he is responding against. Olmi's films, like most of those considered to be products of the neorealist movement, feature non-actors performing in authentic locations, are shot in long, slow takes, and generally contain some sort of social commentary, though rarely do the neorealists wear their political opinions on their sleeves. Italian neorealism is a film movement which started in 1943 with Ossessione and ended in 1952 with Umberto D.. The movement is characterized by stories set amongst the poor and working class, filmed in long takes on location, frequently using non-actors for secondary and sometimes primary roles. ... Il Posto is a 1961 film directed by Ermanno Olmi. ... For neorealism in international relations, see neorealism. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Social commentary is the act of expressing an opinion on the nature of society. ...


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Ermanno Olmi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (155 words)
Olmi was born in Treviglio, province of Bergamo, Lombardy.
Olmi's films fit snuggly in to the artistic mold of Italian neorealism, though Olmi would argue (and does argue, in an interview found on the Criterion Edition DVD of his 1961 film, Il Posto) that this is the artistic tradition he is responding against.
Olmi's films, like most of those considered to be products of the neorealist movement, feature non-actors performing in authentic locations, are shot in long, slow takes, and generally contain some sort of social commentary, though rarely do the neorealists wear their political opinions on their sleeves.
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