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Unformatted text preview: about the hardship of life for children in post-war Rome ° Bicycle Thieves (1948) • The ending is more complex than that of Shoeshine ° Miracle in Milan (1950) • From a novel • An orphan escapes from an orphanage and goes to live in a shanty town in Milan. He works miracles that are hurtful only to the capitalist class. • It’s a sort of communist fantasy ° Umberto D (1952) o The Garden of the Finzi-Contini (1971) ° About the buildup to the Holocaust ° It’s also a coming of age story ° The main character is a working-class scholar, but he’s denied access to the libraries, and so he comes into contact with the life of a very wealthy Jewish Italian family when they let him use their private library. ....
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- Fall '10
- Vittorio De Sica, Bicycle Thieves, I. Vittorio De Sica