The Resource Bicycle thieves, (videorecording)

Bicycle thieves, (videorecording)

Label
Bicycle thieves
Title
Bicycle thieves
Contributor
Costume designer
Director
Writer of accompanying material
Subject
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • ita
Summary
A man and his son search for his stolen bicycle which he needs to hold his job as a bill poster; without the bicycle he is condemned to unemployment. This remains an important film although the reasons for its importance have changed over time. What is now most apparent is a particular stylisation which passed for realism. The use of non-professional actors, real locations and the absence of a complex story-line and characterisation, disguise the carefully calculated and detailed mise-en-scene, the stylised representation of an authentic environment. The son has been set up to create a sentimental commentary on the central dilemma. This engenders an empathy with the characters qualitatively different from the more usual identification
Related
Cataloging source
ANL
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director, Vittorio de Sica ; script, Vittorio de Sica, Suso d'Amico, Cesare Zavattini
Language note
Italian dialogue, English subtitles
PerformerNote
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola
Runtime
84
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Bicycle thieves, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Based on a story by Luigi Bartolini
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • glg
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
000006030909
Dimensions
1/2 in
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) (84 min.)
Medium for sound
videotape
Other physical details
sd., b&w
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b19333109
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • 6030909je
  • (OCoLC)225652599

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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