Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City
Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City instantly, markedly, and permanently changed the landscape of film history. Made at the end of World War II, it has been credited with initiating a revolution in and reinvention of modern cinema. This volume offers a fresh look at the production history of Rome Open City, some of its key images, the complexity of its political dimensions, and the legacy of the film in public consciousness. It serves as a well illustrated, up to date, and accessible introduction to one of the major achievements of filmmaking.
Gottlieb, Sidney, ed. Roberto Rossellini's Rome Open City. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. (Cambridge Film Handbooks series)