Director Archive

Roberto Rossellini

Discover the remarkable film directors featured on TruStory FM’s entertainment podcasts. Learn about their creative journeys and lasting contributions to cinema through each of these archive episodes.

The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1947 Academy Award Best Writing Screenplay Nominees • Rome, Open City
The Next Reel Film Podcast

Rome, Open City

We wrap up our series on the nominees at the 1947 Academy Awards for Best Writing, Screenplay with a conversation about Roberto Rossellini’s 1945 film “Rome, Open City.” It’s a powerful film and a great entry in the early days of Italian neo-realism. Anna Magnani and Aldo Fabrizi are the standouts, but it’s really the war-torn city of Rome that lends incredible authenticity to this dark war story. Great conversation. Check it out!

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The Next Reel Film Podcast

Stromboli

Was this film worth the rupture in Ingrid Bergman’s marriage? What do we think of Italian neorealism? And why do people live on this island still? Tune in to this week’s show to get these answers and more!

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