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  1. EdieEmm's rating of the film La terra trema

    Visconti, though, wasn't a neorealist, really... He just took his skill at capturing life in his particular epic theatrical/operatic way, & applied it (pointedly) to depicting the economy’s oppressed. Subverts his old bourgeois media & the broader film industry. Both fiercely sincere, & archly, provocatively, defiant. Mostly avoids privileged leftist Romantic (proletarian) Primitivism. Also a sheer directorial feat!

  2. H V's rating of the film La terra trema

    Writing in English, it occurs to me to say it is earth-shattering, for it truly is so.

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film La terra trema

    En marge des autres réussites de Luchino Visconti, un drame documentaire d'une extrême richesse humaine et politique, dénonçant avec une discrète sagacité et une pertinente acuité, un système économique toujours d'actualité, stigmatisant ceux qui profitent sans vergogne du travail des autres, avec l'outrageuse bénédiction muette des politiques. www.cinefiches.com

  4. Arandhitio Ballagi's rating of the film La terra trema

  5. Il secondo maestro del revolver's rating of the film La terra trema

  6. Nelson Núñez's rating of the film La terra trema

    A medio camino entre el documental y la ficción, La Terra Trema retrata la injusticia a la que se ven sometidos los pescadores de Acitrezza en su día a día y la rebelión que uno de ellos lleva a cabo para romper con el monopolio de los comerciantes del pueblo. Lamentablemente la película peca de maniquea y panfletaria, reiterando una y otra vez sus temas y poniendo en negritas su "mensaje".

  7. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film La terra trema

    Perhaps the single most enduring film of the neorealist era and without a doubt its most ambiguous one. Even though it answers to many of the standard rules we've come to associate with this style such as non-actors and on site filming, it is also very carefully planned. Visconti shows his vast knowledge of cinematography in this masterpiece. Look how he replaces decoupage with framing, it's a true masterclass.

  8. Justine Vernera's rating of the film La terra trema

    Sometimes I just feel cinema should´ve stopped right there - at the Neo-realists - and we´d have to watch them all over again until we get it. Raw, un-idealized compassion towards the unfortunate ones at its finest.

  9. Diana Vaz's rating of the film La terra trema

    A beautiful depiction of the (endless) poverty cycle.

  10. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film La terra trema

    La fatalidad que agota a una familia y que además parece ser una maldición generacional. Típico del neorrealismo anteponer una ventana a la esperanza y hacerla añicos. Una película que estaría fija en un ciclo de cine comunista o de trabajadores oprimidos.

  11. Catarina C Gomes's rating of the film La terra trema

  12. José Neves's rating of the film La terra trema

    Cinematography by G.R. Aldo.

  13. Tara Violet's rating of the film La terra trema

  14. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film La terra trema

    The Earth Trembles (1948) La terra trema: Episodio del mare 160 Min DIR Luchino Visconti As the worm said to the stone: “I would help you if I could”

  15. Natalia La Terza's rating of the film La terra trema

    Mara che si affaccia alla finestra e chiama l'innamorato dicendo: "Ti saluto, Nicola".

  16. Alex Denison's rating of the film La terra trema

    Reality as literary adaptation. Polyphony of faces. Desperation filmed in long takes. The camera eye undulating between ethnographic participation and ethnocentric observation. Exploitation in deep focus.

  17. CafeGradiva's rating of the film La terra trema

  18. Ciprian David's rating of the film La terra trema

    one of the very first intense ensemble-films in history that I have seen. As the camera slowly walks past the groups, one can see individuals argueing about prizes, while others watch, argue on different matters. everything quite natural, as long as one manages to everhear the repetitive lines they keep saying, but on a closer look also quite specifically choreographed. definately overwhelming!

  19. T. J. Harman's rating of the film La terra trema

    It'd ironic that this may be my fave Italian neo-realist film since its by a director whose sensibilities don't really fit the genre and could only be contained within the confines of it for his 1st few films before his operatic style took over. One of Visconti saddest films and one of the best about the degradation of poverty.

  20. João Eça's rating of the film La terra trema

    the bycicle thieve and rome, open city are mediocre films when compared to visconti's neo-realist masterpieces: ossessione, la terra trema, belissima and rocco e suoi fratelli.

  21. Sancar Seckiner's rating of the film La terra trema

    LV' s masterpiece. One of the most important films of Neo Realism.

  22. britney spears's rating of the film La terra trema

    A good looking movie, sincere, and brave. You don't learn anything from propaganda and there's a lot to learn from La Terra Trema.

  23. chanandre's rating of the film La terra trema

    [Cinémathèque PT #542: 35 mm] (2007)