Bicycle Thief - Bicycle Thief The movie was made...

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Bicycle Thief The movie was made immediately after the end of WWII. Director: Vittorio De Sica. The movie belongs to the artistic movement: Neorealism Read about neorealism: http://www.gpc.edu/~jriggs/film1301/notes10.htm Italian Neorealism: It must be said that neorealist style, like most styles, does not have an inherent political message. The most common attribute of neorealism is location shooting and the dubbing of dialogue. The dubbing allowed for filmmakers to move in a more open miss-en-scene. Supporting actors (and sometimes principals) would be non-actors. The idea was to create a greater sense of realism through the use of real people rather than all seasoned actors. The rigidity of non-actors gave the scenes more authentic power. This sense of realism made Italian neorealism more than an artistic stance; it came to embody an attitude toward life. Ideologically, the characteristics of Italian neorealism were: 1. a new democratic spirit, with emphasis on the value of ordinary people 2. A compassionate point of view and a refusal to make facile (easy) moral judgments 3. A preoccupation with Italy's Fascist past and its aftermath of wartime devastation
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