neorealism

noun
neo·​re·​al·​ism | \ ˌnē-ō-ˈrē-ə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce neorealism (audio) \

Definition of neorealism

: a movement especially in Italian filmmaking characterized by the simple direct depiction of lower-class life

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Other Words from neorealism

neorealist \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˈrē-​ə-​list How to pronounce neorealism (audio) \ adjective or noun
neorealistic \ ˌnē-​ō-​ˌrē-​ə-​ˈli-​stik How to pronounce neorealism (audio) \ adjective

Examples of neorealism in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "‘The Truffle Hunters’ is a cinematic delicacy as rare as the truffle itself (review)," 5 Mar. 2021 The result is a film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film’s storytelling. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘The Truffle Hunters’ and the fine art of documentary filmmaking," 4 Mar. 2021 The years of fascist rule were over; in cinema neorealism became eminent, while Italian chic was taking over the world of fashion. The Economist, "Normal people The continuing influence of “The Conformist”," 1 July 2020

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First Known Use of neorealism

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neorealism

neo- + realism (after Italian neorealismo)

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“Neorealism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neorealism. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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