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Uniform Title Ladri di biciclette (Motion picture).
Title Bicycle thieves [videorecording] / produced by Giuseppe Amato ; directed by Vittorio De Sica ; screenplay by Vittorio De Sica [and others].

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : Criterion Collection, [2007]


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Edition Special ed.
Description 2 videodiscs (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 guide (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
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Physical Medium DVD DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description DVD digital optical mono Dolby Digital rda
DVD fullscreen (1.33:1) 24 fps rda
DVD laser optical NTSC rda
DVD video file DVD video Region 1 rda
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Series Criterion collection ; 374
Criterion collection ; 374.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono.
Language In Italian or dubbed English with optional English subtitles.
Cast Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri.
Credits Fotografia [= cinematography], Carlo Montuori ; scenografo [= art director], Antonio Traverso ; montaggio [= editor], Eraldo Da Roma ; musiche del maestro [= music], Alessandro Cicognini.
Note Based on the novel: Ladri de biciclette by Luigi Bartolini.
"Restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container.
"Under exclusive license from Image Entertainment"--Container.
Universal Product Code from slipcase.
Title on spine of accompanying guide: On Bicycle thieves.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1948.
Special features: "Working with De Sica" featurette, a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is: The neorealist movement in Italy," featurette, a new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with film scholar Mark Shiel; Documentary by Carlo Lizzani on longtime De Sica collaborator and neorealist Cesare Zavattini.
Program notes in container insert (print guide) 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.
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 transport is stolen, with his young son in tow, he attempts to find the thief.
Audience Not rated.
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.).
Awards Winner, Honorary Academy Award for most outstanding foreign film released in the United States in 1949 ; Winner, Best Foreign Film, 1950 Golden Globes ; Winner, Best Film from Any Source, 1950 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, 1949 National Board of Review, USA, Best Director (Vittorio de Sica), Best Film.
Subject Poverty -- Italy -- Rome -- Psychological aspects -- Drama.
Unemployed -- Italy -- Rome -- 1945- -- Drama.
Bicycles -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Bicycle theft -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Thieves -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Fathers and sons -- Italy -- Rome -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- History -- 1945- -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Drama.
Rome (Italy) -- Economic conditions -- 1945- -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Feature films.
Foreign films -- Videorecordings.
Added Author Zavattini, Cesare, 1902-1989. Screenwriter.
Biancoli, Oreste. Screenwriter.
Montuori, Carlo, 1885-1968. Screenwriter.
De Sica, Vittorio, 1901-1974. Screenwriter. Director.
Maggiorani, Lamberto, 1910-1983. Actor.
Staiola, Enzo, 1939- Actor.
Carell, Lianella, 1927-2000. Actor.
Cicognini, Alessandro. Composer.
Bartolini, Luigi, 1892-1963. Ladri de biciclette.
Produzioni De Sica S.A.
Criterion Collection (Firm).
Image Entertainment (Firm).
Added Title Bicycle thief
On Bicycle thieves
ISBN 193412124X
Standard No. 715515022224
Music No. CC1681D Criterion Collection

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