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Video: What is Neorealism in Film? (a five minute answer)

In this fascinating experiment, a film by Vittorio de Sica and a contemporary recut by David O. Selznick are examined side-by-side in order to understand the difference between Sica’s neorealistic style and Hollywood’s more conventional editing. 17 more words

Opinion Leaders

Cuando un cuento clásico de hadas neorrealista es infaltable

Por Romi To

A modo de cuento de hadas, el director italiano Vittorio De Sica nos cuenta una bella historia llena de sueños, esperanzas, pero sobre todo, de humildad humana que acompañan a… 568 more words

LINNE Magazine

Bicycle Thieves (1948), Vittorio De Sica

An Italian neorealist masterpiece of immense stature and influence, Vittorio De Sica’s 1948 Bicycle Thieves, a film with an apparently simple story, has so much to say about political, psychological and social issues, the human condition and the complexity of life. 959 more words

Sciuscià [Shoeshine] (1946)


Shoeshine opens with a sense of freedom and hope, as two boys, Pasquale and Giuseppe (Franco Interlenghi and Rinaldo Smordoni respectively) thunder down a country path astride a beautiful horse. 636 more words

Film Reviews

On ''Umberto D'' (1952)

Vittorio de Sica’s masterpiece of an old man struggling on his meager government pension in Rome and whose only faithful companion in his suffering is a dog, is one of the most moving Italian films I’ve seen so far.  254 more words


Umberto D. (1952)


Umberto D. is the culmination and peak of not just Vittorio De Sica’s filmmaking, but also Italian Neorealism as a whole. De Sica would never reach these heights again, and all the other neorealists effectively had to move onto other game. 77 more words

Film Reviews

Ieri Oggi Domani (1963)

Italy 118m, Colour
Director: Vittorio de Sica; Cast: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow is a delightful satirical comedy told in three parts about three women who use their sexuality to get what they want. 118 more words