Flashback: A Brief History of Film - Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 9-12 Summary & Analysis

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Flashback: A Brief History of Film Chapters 9-12 Summary and Analysis

In Chapter Nine, there was a great amount of emphasis on the countries that were not trampled by World War II in Europe. Great Britain stood up to the war machine. Filmmakers continued building the country's documentary library, and fiction films turned to literary and theatrical adaptations such as Laurence Olivier's "Henry V." British film producers were taking great strides toward their goal of crashing the American market with successful prestigious pictures such as the ones directed by David Lean and Carol Reed. Italy's films focused on neorealism or a new reality that showed the strength of the poor and common people.

As Benito Mussolini came into power, one of his goals was to bring back the international prestige of Italian cinema. One of the filmmakers captivated...

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