“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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“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
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
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