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Roberto Rossellini Regained – The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

  • Rossellini Interviewed here (vimeo)

  • The Taking of Power by Louis XIV

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  • photo Vittorio De Sica and Roberto Rossellini on the set of the film ‘Il generale

    Roberto Rossellini criterion

    In the final phase of his career, after calling a news conference and announcing, “Cinema is dead,” Rossellini turned to historical television dramas about major subjects and figures (Louis XIV, Blaise Pascal, Descartes, the Medicis), made with a rational, almost scientific approach. As always, he yearned to show life’s minutiae unadorned, bare and pure.

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