Ladri de biciclette Bicycle thieves


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Newark Public Library - VideosDVD IF 770Available
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Physical Desc
2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Based on the novel: [Ladri de biciclette] by Luigi Bartolini.
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Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
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Dual layer.
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"Restored high-definition digital transfer" - [container].
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Special features (disc 2) : "Working with De Sica" featurette with D'Amico, Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich (23 min.); "Life as it is" featurette with film scholar Mark Shiel (40 min.); documentary by Carlo Lizzani on longtime De Sica collaborator and neorealist Cesare Zavattini (56 min.).
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Program notes on container insert include the following essays : "A passionate commitment to the real" by film critic Godfrey Cheshire, "Ode to the common man" by filmmaker Charles Burnett, "Some ideas on the cinema" by neorealist writer Cesare Zavattini, "Bicycle Thieves" by film critic Andre Bazin, and the following remembrances : "My secret" by director De Sica, "But this is Maria" by actor Carell, "We were always on the street" by Luisa Alessandri, "The smallest detail" by Sergio Leone, " Many friends, much noise" by Manuel De Sica, "Money kills the imagination" by Maria Mercader.
Creation/Production Credits
Cinematographer, Carlo Montuori ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; original music, Alessandro Cicognini.
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri.
In post-WWII poverty-stricken Rome, a man struggles to earn a living for himself and his family. When his bicycle and main means of support is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief.
Target Audience
Not rated.
System Details
DVD; Dolby digital 1.0 mono.
In Italian or dubbed English with optional English subtitles.
Golden Globes, USA, 1950: Best Foreign Film.
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1949: Silver Ribbons - Best Cinematography (Carlo Montuori) ; Best Director (Vittorio De Sica) ; Best Film ; Best Score (Alessandro Cicognini) ; Best Screenplay (Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri) ; Best Story (Cesare Zavattini).


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Zavattini, C., De Sica, V., Maggiorani, L., Staiola, E., Carell, L., Saltamerenda, G., Antonucci, V., Chiari, G., Altieri, E., Montuori, C., Cicognini, A., & Bartolini, L. (2007). Ladri de biciclette: Bicycle thieves (Special ed.; Full screen ; DVD.). Criterion Collection ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cesare Zavattini et al.. 2007. Ladri De Biciclette: Bicycle Thieves. Criterion Collection.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Cesare Zavattini et al.. Ladri De Biciclette: Bicycle Thieves Criterion Collection, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Zavattini, Cesare, et al. Ladri De Biciclette: Bicycle Thieves Special ed.; Full screen ; DVD., Criterion Collection ;, 2007.

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