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The Resource Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD)

Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD)

Label
Bicycle thieves
Title
Bicycle thieves
Statement of responsibility
un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica
Title variation
  • Ladri di biciclette
  • Bicycle thief
Contributor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
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
Awards note
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.
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Fotografia [= cinematography], Carlo Montuori ; scenografo [= art director], Antonio Traverso ; montaggio [= editor], Eraldo Da Roma ; musiche del maestro [= music], Alessandro Cicognini
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In Italian or dubbed English with optional English subtitles
LC call number
PN1995.9.M45
LC item number
B539354 2007
PerformerNote
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri
Runtime
89
Series statement
Criterion collection
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Ladri de biciclette by Luigi Bartolini
  • "Restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container
  • "Under exclusive license from Image Entertainment"--Container
  • 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 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocm77216072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 DVDs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515022224
  • 00715515022224
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)77216072
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; soggetto di Cesare Zavattini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli [and others] ; regia, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the novel: Ladri de biciclette by Luigi Bartolini
  • "Restored high-definition digital transfer"--Container
  • "Under exclusive license from Image Entertainment"--Container
  • 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 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
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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.)
Control code
ocm77216072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special ed.
Extent
2 DVDs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 715515022224
  • 00715515022224
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)77216072
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono
Video recording format
DVD

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