#206: Rome, Open City

ijgv4v8jxgbnzgehqkdzhdazn8a#206 – Rome, Open City, (Roma città aperta), 1945, Roberto Rossellini

ROME, OPEN CITY is a landmark in film history. Filmed in secrecy during the Nazi occupation of Italy, the film shows a realistic portrayal of the underground resistance in Italy in 1945. The film has strong impacting imagery with its mix of fiction and reality that strengthened Italian Neo-realism and the film industry.


#595: Brief Encounter

vl3ovpep84pm90h4xokkngpl8je#595 – Brief Encounter, 1945, David Lean

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

#756: Dead of Night

ovalugiklckyyxufndhtr5kl3yb#756 – Dead of Night, 1945, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer & Alberto Cavalcanti

Architect Walter Craig, seeking the possibility of some work at a country farmhouse, soon finds himself once again stuck in his recurring nightmare. Dreading the end of the dream that he knows is coming, he must first listen to all the assembled guests’ own bizarre tales.

#788: I Know Where I’m Going!

hsky2es20fqyvmoumufyycnzroh#788 – I Know Where I’m Going!, 1945, Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger

Plucky Englishwoman Joan Webster travels to the remote islands of the Scottish Hebrides in order to marry a wealthy industrialist. Trapped by inclement weather on the Isle of Mull and unable to continue to her destination, Joan finds herself charmed by the straightforward, no-nonsense islanders around her, and becomes increasingly attracted to naval officer Torquil MacNeil, who holds a secret that may change her life forever.