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neorealism

[nee-oh-ree-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌni oʊˈri əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) any of various movements in literature, art, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style.
2.
a philosophy developed chiefly by 20th-century American philosophers, including Montague and Santayana, characterized by a presentationist epistemology and by the assertion of the real status of universals.
3.
Movies. a style of filming prominent in Italy after World War II, characterized by a concern for social issues and often shot on location with untrained actors.
Also called New Realism (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; neo- + realism
Related forms
neorealist, noun, adjective
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neorealism

/ˌniːəʊˈriːəlɪzəm/
noun
1.
(films) a movement to depict directly the poor in society: originating in postwar Italy
Derived Forms
neorealist, noun, adjective
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