Bicycle Thief

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  • The Bicycle Thief

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    The Bicycle Thief "The Bicycle Thief" is a deeply moving neo-realist study of post-War Italy which depicts one man's loss of faith and his struggle to maintain personal dignity in poverty and bureaucratic indifference. Antonio Ricci is a bill-poster whose bicycle, essential for his job, is stolen by a thief. Joined by his son Bruno, Antonio vainly searches for his bike, eventually resorting to the humiliation of theft himself. Throughout this paper

  • The Bicycle Thief

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    	Another fine example of neorealism is The Bicycle Thief (1948), written by Cesare Zavattini and directed by Vittorio De Sica. The narrative of this film unfolds in post-W.W.II times. The film is a portrait of the post-war Italian disadvantaged class (the majority) in their search for self-respect. It is a time of struggle for the Italian people, amplified by a shortage of employment and lack of social services. In the first scenes of the film, these conditions are evident as Antonio Ricci

  • The Bicycle Thief

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    “You live and you suffer” — a translated quote from Antonio (from the film The Bicycle Thief), is a brief statement that summarizes the feelings of those who lived in the post world war II “civilization”. This paper will preview Italian Neorealism, and the way it’s elements are incorporated into the movie “The Bicycle Thief” to reveal the ideal Italian setting, as it was after the second world war. Italian Neorealism was a nationwide film movement that occurred between 1945-1952. It portrayed

  • Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief

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    Vittorio de Sica's The Bicycle Thief Since the beginning of its existence as a country, Italy has faced enormous challenges in establishing itself as a unified political and social entity. The geographic, economic, and linguistic differences between its various regions and the artificial manner in which they were amalgamated created a legacy of internal divisions that continues to dominate the country's political climate to this day. Italy's numerous historical fiascoes, such as its disastrous

  • Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief

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    Comparing Lester of American Beauty and Ricci of The Bicycle Thief In American Beauty Kevin Spacey who plays Lester lives a typical middle class life with his family. His wife is having an affair, his rebellious daughter doesn’t talk to him and his neighbors are psycho. In contrast The Bicycle Thief portrays a tight family. Riccis wife loves him, his behaved son talks to him and his neighbors are helpful when a crises occurs. In both of these films the main characters, Lester and Ricci

  • Vittorio De Sica’s Neorealist Change of Heart

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    went through was Neorealism. Like everything else, every phase comes to an end. Vittorio De Sica’s Umberto D was considered the moving away from Neorealism in Italian cinema history. Umberto D did, however, carry aspects of neorealism just as Bicycle Thief, also by Vittorio De Sica, does during the prime of Neorealism. Neorealism had appeared right after the end of World War II and was started by Roberto Rosselini, the father of Neorealism. With his movie, he started a new trend in Italian cinema

  • Comparison Of Two Films:

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    In that paper, I will try to compare two films which are “A Birth of a Nation” directed by D.W.Griffith and “The Bicycle Thieves” directed by De Sica. After giving the story of the films, I will try to explain their technical features and their similarities. A Birth of a Nation by D. W. Griffith      Griffith can be seen as the first 'modern' director, his greatest achievements being the historical epics The Birth Of A Nation. When it was released, it was one of the longest

  • Neorealism In World Cinema

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    the movement offered distinctive and unorthodox techniques of filmmaking and representation in the 1940s and 1950s. The movement is known as the Italian neorealism and there can be found more than twenty classical neorealist films from the period. Bicycle Thieves (1948) by the director Vittorio De Sica is among the top from the movement, as it concentrates on the difficulties of Italian difficult economical and moral sufferings, such as neglect, injustice, and solidarity, through stylistic techniques

  • 'Realism for De Sica never meant anything as gauche as an unpretty shot or an unstudied composition' (Michael Atkinson). To what extent is this st...

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    with a film called Rome, Open City (1945) by Roberto Rosellini another famous director, writer and neorealist. Umberto D. (1952) a film created by Vittorio de Sica is considered to be the end of the movement. Vittorio de Sica is famous for his films Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D., whose are full with neorealistic features. Vittorio de Sica is one of the main representatives of neorealism of post-war Italy, together with Luchino Visconti and Roberto Rosellini. They all were creating at the same time,

  • Analysis Of Adivasi Women And Economic Unfreedom

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    “The bicycle thief” directed by Vittorio De Sica, it is a story about this guy who comes to city for work with his family for enhancing his economic freedom. He gets a job of putting posters, which requires a bicycle. He somehow manages money to buy a bicycle for his work, but, the bicycle is stolen which again brings him to the point where he started i.e. taking away his economic freedom and later you could see that he is engulfed by economic unfreedom; which drives him to steal a bicycle. It was