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2015 Blind Spot Series - "The Bicycle Thief"

“The Bicycle Thief” came out during a difficult time of recovery and transition. It was November of 1948 and World War 2 was over. Italy was in political and economic turmoil. 761 more words

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Rome, Open City - "Rosselini introduced the world to Italian neo-realism with Rome, Open City..."

“Life is mean and dirty” says Marina, a conflicted woman who has turned to prostitution to fund her way of life in Post-War Italy.

In Rome, Open City, though Nazi’s embody the enemy and our rebel protagonist Manfredi is fighting a just cause, it is worth noting that the time period is when Rome is under Nazi occupation. 497 more words

Film Review

Un-Cannes-y Valley: Miracle in Milan

I have not been cagey or guarded, although I may be a tad evasive from time to time, about my feelings on the neo-realist movement. Its importance to cinematic history needs no defense from me, but whatever role they served in the late ’40s and early ’50s, the limits of their technique should not be avoided. 1,340 more words


I Saw It (Again) on Netflix! THE BICYCLE THIEF

Forget all those scholarly essays on Italian neorealism. And try to ignore the fact that this film routinely places high on most polls listing the greatest movies ever made. 220 more words

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Film analysis: "The Bicycle Thief"

The Downfall of Man

Yasemin Çelebi, 20 December 2012

The Bicycle Thief is a powerful story about an ordinary man. Antonio Ricci, a poor Italian family man, finally finds himself a job – But with a catch: He needs a bicycle. 987 more words

Western Literature

Madame De...

Louise (Danielle Darrieux) is a General’s wife who lives a lifestyle she cannot afford. We begin the film with her trying to decide which of her possessions she should sell to pay off her debts, and she opts for a pair of earrings her husband (Charles Boyer) bought her as a wedding gift. 592 more words



El Neorrealismo italiano

Italia había sobrevivido a Mussolini y a la guerra cuando se da una explosión de nuevo cine que revitalizaría de nuevo el quehacer cinematográfico. 890 more words

Historia Del Cine