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Bicycle thieves = Ladri di biciclette

Author: Robert S C Gordon
Publisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan : BFI, 2008.
Series: BFI film classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette, 1948) 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. The film tells the story of one man and his son, as they search fruitlessly through the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle; the bicycle which had offered the possibility of escape from the poverty  Read more...
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Gordon, Robert S.C. (Robert Samuel Clive), 1966-
Bicycle thieves.
Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan : BFI, 2008
(OCoLC)648790972
Named Person: Vittorio De Sica; Vittorio De Sica
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert S C Gordon
ISBN: 9781844572380 1844572382
OCLC Number: 216940023
Description: 122 pages : illustrations, maps ; 19 cm.
Contents: 1. Italy, 1948 --
2. Making Bicycle Thieves --
3. Nothing happens : a synopsis --
4. The bicycle and beyond --
5. Cities --
6. Communities --
7. 'I cried; and I'm a man'.
Series Title: BFI film classics.
Other Titles: Ladri di biciclette
Responsibility: Robert S.C. Gordon.
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One of a cluster of extraordinary films to come out of post-war, post-Fascist Italy - loosely labelled 'neorealist' - Bicycle Thieves won an Oscar in 1949, topped the first Sight and Sound poll of  Read more...

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'Robert S.C. Gordon excels at what this BFI series does so well - condensing and clarifying the film's essential elements and values - making it one of the best in the canon.' - Empire

 
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