One of the best World War 2 movies was filmed on location a year after the war

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In August 1944, two months after the Allied powers pushed the Nazis out of Rome, filmmaker Roberto Rossellini began work on Rome, Open City. The project would become one of the best and most important films about World War 2.

Originally conceived as two documentaries set against the Nazi occupation of Rome, the story, conceived by Sergio Amidei and Alberto Consiglio, and adapted into a screenplay with the help of Federico Fellini, is a portrait of the Italian Resistance Forces’ efforts to reclaim their country.

The film is a portrait of the Italian Resistance Forces

The film is a hodgepodge of action, melodramatic romance, historical documentation and philosophical pondering. Written in a week in Fellini’s kitchen, surrounded by the…

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