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The Resource Ladri di biciclette : Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Soggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica

Ladri di biciclette : Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Soggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica

Label
Ladri di biciclette : Bicycle thieves
Title
Ladri di biciclette
Title remainder
Bicycle thieves
Statement of responsibility
un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Soggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica
Title variation
  • Bicycle thieves
  • Bicycle thief
Contributor
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
Member of
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
cinematography, Carlo Montuori ; art director, Antonio Traverso ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; music, Alessandro Cicognini
Language note
In Italian or dubbed English with optional English subtitles
PerformerNote
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1902-1989
  • 1885-1968
  • 1901-1974
  • 1910-1983
  • 1939-
  • 1927-2000
  • 1892-1963
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zavattini, Cesare
  • Biancoli, Oreste
  • Montuori, Carlo
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Maggiorani, Lamberto
  • Staiola, Enzo
  • Carell, Lianella
  • Cicognini, Alessandro
  • Bartolini, Luigi
  • Produzioni De Sica S.A
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
89
Series statement
Criterion collection
Series volume
374
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poverty
  • Unemployed
  • Bicycles
  • Bicycle theft
  • Thieves
  • Fathers and sons
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ladri di biciclette : Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Soggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
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
77216072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ladri di biciclette : Bicycle thieves, un film P.D.S. - Produzioni De Sica, S.A. ; Soggetto di Cesare Zavattini, tratto dall' omonimo romanzo di Luigi Bartolini ; scenaggiato da Oreste Biancoli ... [and others] ; fotografia, Carlo Montuori ; regia, Vittorio De Sica
Publication
Copyright
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
  • 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
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm)
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
77216072
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special edition
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
  • Bowdoin stacks copy: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
  • Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC; (1:33:1) presentation; Dolby digital 1.0 mono
Terms governing use
Colby: NO Public Performance Rights purchased; home or classroom use ONLY
Video recording format
DVD

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