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"Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, ) is unarguably one of the most important films in the history of cinema. It is also one of the most beguiling, moving and (apparently) simple pieces of narrative ever made. About a man set on finding his stolen bike, this novel was liberally adapted into the film (a.k.a. "The Bicycle Thief") by Vittorio De Sica/5. Based on a book by Luigi Bartolini, with a script by Cesare Zavattini — written, as Crowther noted, “with the camera exclusively in mind” — “Bicycle Thieves is a . Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) (The Bicycle Thief) Ratings & Reviews Explanation. See score details. Where to watch. Rent/buy 98%(63).
Ladri di biciclette (Bicycle Thieves, ) marked Vittorio De Sica’s eighth directorial credit in a prolific filmmaking career, which had included work produced within the dictates of Italy’s government-controlled cinema during the time of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist the end of World War II, De Sica had begun to transition away from the artificiality of the sanctioned. Bicycle Thieves tells the story of a poor worker searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle, which he needs to keep his job intact. The movie is an. Bicycle Thieves () Times are hard, money in short supply, and jobs hard to come by in Italy in the years immediately after WWII. Antonio (Lamberto Maggiorani) struggles to feed himself, his wife (Lianella Carell) and his young son Bruno (Enzo Staiola), and leaves home every day looking for work. Bicycle Thieves is the best-known work of Italian neorealism, the movement that formally began with Roberto Rossellini 's Rome, Open City () and aimed to give cinema a new degree of realism.
The simple idea at the centre of the story of Bicycle Thieves – a man’s search for his stolen bicycle without which he cannot work – is the perfect example of Zavattini’s claim to be able to create compelling drama out of a relatively insignificant incident in a crowded city. This approach to narrative has been widely influential all over the world since the s and is one of the recognisable . This is Part 6 of a guide to the filming locations of Vittorio de Sica’s film Ladri di biciclette (known in the English-speaking world as The Bicycle Thief or Bicycle Thieves).The modern locations are presented in Google Streetview windows: you can use the controls to pan around and, if you zoom out, you can even move to see things from a different angle. Bicycle Thieves Ladri di biciclette directed by Vittorio de Sica in is one of the best white and black movies ever. It won the BAFTA as best movie of any source and others 14 prices. It won the BAFTA as best movie of any source and others 14 prices. Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, ) is unarguably one of the most important films in the history of cinema. It is also one of the most beguiling, moving and (apparently) simple pieces of narrative ever made.5/5(2).