- (sometimes initial capital letter) any of various movements in literature, art, etc., that are considered as a return to a more realistic style.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin of neorealism
Also called New Realism (for defs 1, 2).
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- films a movement to depict directly the poor in society: originating in postwar Italy
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