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About Timing. And Movies. Again!

No, not again! Well, yes. It’s important. What can I say…

But this one will be from a slightly different angle.

I don’t enjoy watching local movies. 966 more words


Bicycle Thieves

It’s a world of have-nots, but is it too much to ask that I get a little peace and quiet on this airplane? 665 more words

Three Reels

Umberto D.

I said to Rizzoli, who incidentally is a leading Italian publisher as well as a producer:  “Allow yourself the luxury of Umberto D., just as you would publish a classical edition.”  That hit the mark. 1,281 more words


Michelangelo Antonionni's "La Notte"

For me, this film was difficult to watch because of the overall depressing mood of the story. The black and white filming and portrayal of scenes through glass (i.e. 535 more words

Desperation in Vittorio de Sica's "Bicycle Thieves" (1948)

I’ve recently moved to Florence in Italy and one of the classes I’m taking is “History of Italian Cinema”. We’ve been focussing on Italian neorealism, which has been absolutely exciting for me. 935 more words

Ladri di Biciclette

Where do I even begin?

The film is more commonly known as the Bicycle Thieves, a 1948 crime film directed by Vittorio Di Sica. It’s an Italian neorealism film which I watched in my final year of high-school in VCE Media. 355 more words

The Sad Story

After World War II, cinema changed forever. Audiences developed a different kind of sensibility, and suddenly the stories that were being told, usually touched upon very depressive themes rather than  melodramatic ones. 757 more words