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Uniform Title Ladri di biciclette (Motion picture)
Title Ladri di biciclette = Bicycle thieves / un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Loggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli .. [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica..

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y]. : Criterion Collection : Image Entertainment, [1948]


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Edition Special edizione, [full screen].
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.).
Series Criterion collection ; 374
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 374.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono.
Cast Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Elena Altieri, Gino Saltamerenda, Giulio Chiari, Vittorio Antonucci, Michele Sakara, Fausto Guerzoni, Carlo Jachino.
Credits Direttore di produzione, Umberto Scarpelli ; montaggio, Eraldo Da Roma ; musiche del maestro, Alessandro Cicognini ; direttore di orchestra, Willy Ferrero ; tecnico del suono, Gino Fiorelli.
Note Based on the novel: Ladri de biciclette by Luigi Bartolini.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
"Restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container.
Audience Not rated.
Summary 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.
Contents Disc 2, the supplements. "Working with De Sica (23 min.) -- Life as it is : the neorealist movement in Italy (40 min.) -- Cesare Zavattini (56 min.).
Note Special features: "Working with De Sica" featurette with D'Amico, Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is: The neorealist movement in Italy," featurette with film scholar Mark Shiel; Documentary by Carlo Lizzani on longtime De Sica collaborator and neorealist Cesare Zavattini.
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.
Awards 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).
Language In Italian or dubbed English with optional English subtitles.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Poverty -- Italy -- Rome -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Bicycles -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Bicycle theft -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989.
Biancoli, Oreste.
Montuori, Carlo, 1885-1968.
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974.
Maggiorani, Lamberto, 1910-1983.
Staiola, Enzo, 1939-
Carell, Lianella, 1927-2000.
Altieri, Elena, 1919-
Saltamerenda, Gino.
Chiari, Giulio.
Antonucci, Vittorio.
Cicognini, Alessandro.
Bartolini, Luigi, 1892-1963. Ladri de biciclette.
Produzioni De Sica S.A.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Image Entertainment (Firm)
Added Title Bicycle thieves
Bicycle thief
ISBN 193412124X
Standard No. 715515022224
Music No. CC1681D Criterion Collection
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