A History of Film 2/4: Post-War and New Waves

List version of the second part of a German language introduction to film history: Vom Neorealismus zu den Neuen Wellen. Filmische Erneuerungsbewegungen 1945-1968 edited by Thomas Christen (Schüren: 2016).

Part 1: From the Beginnings to World War II
Part 3: New Hollywood to Dogma 95
Part 4: Contemporary Cinema (planned)


1) Italian Neorealism (1-56)
2) German "Trümmerfilme" (57-83)
3) Film Noir (84-240)
4) Hollywood under pressure - color, wide-screen, 3-D (241-268)
5) James Bond (269-295)

6) French Nouvelle Vague (296-338)
7) Direct Cinema and Cinéma Vérité (339-373)
8) Art Cinema and author's films (374-442)
9) Free Cinema and British New Wave (443-492)
10) New German Film (493-571)
11) Spaghetti Western (572-637)

12) Soviet Cinema (638-703)
13) East Germany (704-745)
14) Czechoslovak New Wave (746-806)
15) Yugoslav Black Wave (807-867)

16) New American Cinema (868-896)
17) Brazilian Cinema Novo (897-959)
18) Japanese New Wave (960-1015)

  • Ossessione

    1

  • Days of Glory

    2

  • Rome, Open City

    3

  • The Bandit

    4

  • Paisan

    5

  • Shoeshine

    6

  • Outcry

    7

  • Difficult Years

    8

  • Tragic Hunt

    9

  • People of the Po Valley

    10

  • Angelina

    11

  • Tombolo, paradiso nero

    12

  • Under the Sun of Rome

    13

  • To Live in Peace

    14

  • L'amore

    15

  • Lost Youth

    16

  • Germany Year Zero

    17

  • Bicycle Thieves

    18

  • Guaglio

    19

  • Without Pity

    20

  • La Terra Trema

    21

  • Sunday in August

    22

  • In the Name of the Law

    23

  • The Mill on the Po

    24

  • Bitter Rice

    25

  • The Path of Hope

    26

  • The Forbidden Christ

    27

  • Story of a Love Affair

    28

  • The Flowers of St. Francis

    29

  • Variety Lights

    30

  • Under the Olive Tree

    31

  • Stromboli

    32

  • Attention! Bandits!

    33

  • Bellissima

    34

  • Two Cents Worth of Hope

    35

  • Europe '51

    36

  • Miracle in Milan

    37

  • Processo alla città

    38

  • Rome 11:00

    39

  • Umberto D.

    40

  • Where Is Freedom?

    41

  • The Machine That Kills Bad People

    42

  • La tratta delle bianche

    43

  • The Vanquished

    44

  • Love in the City

    45

  • Chronicle of Poor Lovers

    46

  • Bread, Love and Dreams

    47

  • We, the Women

    48

  • Frisky

    49

  • Senso

    50

  • Journey to Italy

    51

  • The Railroad Man

    52

  • The Roof

    53

  • Il Grido

    54

  • Nights of Cabiria

    55

  • Poor But Beautiful

    56

  • Somewhere in Berlin

    57

  • The Murderers Are Among Us

    58

  • Police Raid

    59

  • Marriage in the Shadows

    60

  • The Blum Affair

    61

  • Chemie und Liebe

    62

  • Rotation

    63

  • Die seltsamen Abenteuer des Herrn Fridolin B.

    64

  • Street Acquaintances

    65

  • Und wieder 48

    66

  • Girls in Gingham

    67

  • Unser täglich Brot

    68

  • Film Without Title

    69

  • In Those Days

    70

  • ...and the Sky Above Us

    71

  • Between Yesterday and Tomorrow

    72

  • The Original Sin

    73

  • The Berliner

    74

  • Blockierte Signale

    75

  • Der Herr vom andern Stern

    76

  • Lang ist der Weg

    77

  • Liebe 47

    78

  • Menschen in Gottes Hand

    79

  • The Last Illusion

    80

  • Paths in Twilight

    81

  • Wer fuhr den grauen Ford?

    82

  • The Lost One

    83

  • Rebecca

    84

  • Stranger on the Third Floor

    85

  • The Maltese Falcon

    86

  • Crossroads

    87

  • I Wake Up Screaming

    88

  • Random Harvest

    89

  • Street of Chance

    90

  • This Gun for Hire

    91

  • The Ox-Bow Incident

    92

  • Double Indemnity

    93

  • Laura

    94

  • Ministry of Fear

    95

  • Murder, My Sweet

    96

  • Phantom Lady

    97

  • The Woman in the Window

    98

  • Cornered

    99

  • Detour

    100