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The Resource Bicycle thieves, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD videorecording)

Bicycle thieves, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD videorecording)

Label
Bicycle thieves
Title
Bicycle thieves
Statement of responsibility
story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica
Title variation
  • Ladri de biciclette
  • Bicycle thief
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • ita
  • eng
  • eng
  • ita
  • ita
Summary
In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man, hoping to support his desperate family with a new job, loses his bicycle and main means of transportation to work. With his wide-eyed young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief
Member of
Awards note
  • Golden Globes, USA, 1950: Best Foreign Film.
  • Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists, 1949: Silver Ribbons - Best Cinematography (Carlo Montuori) ; Best Director (Vittorio De Sica) ; Best Film ; Best Score (Alessandro Cicognini) ; Best Screenplay (Cesare Zavattini, Vittorio De Sica, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Oreste Biancoli, Adolfo Franci, Gerardo Guerrieri) ; Best Story (Cesare Zavattini).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Cinematographer, Carlo Montuori ; editor, Eraldo Da Roma ; original music, Alessandro Cicognini
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Italian dialogue with optional English dubbed soundtrack, English subtitles
PerformerNote
Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, Gino Saltamerenda, Vittorio Antonucci, Giulio Chiari, Elena Altieri
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1901-1974
  • 1902-1989
  • 1910-1983
  • 1939-
  • 1927-
  • 1919-
  • 1885-1968
  • 1892-1963
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • De Sica, Vittorio
  • Zavattini, Cesare
  • Cecchi d'Amico, Suso
  • Guerrieri, Gerardo
  • Maggiorani, Lamberto
  • Staiola, Enzo
  • Carell, Lianella
  • Saltamerenda, Gino
  • Antonucci, Vittorio
  • Chiari, Giulio
  • Altieri, Elena
  • Montuori, Carlo
  • Cicognini, Alessandro
  • Bartolini, Luigi
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
89
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
374
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Poor families
  • Cycling
  • Bicycles
  • Offenses against property
  • Criminal investigation
  • Fathers and sons
  • Foreign films
  • DVDs
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Bicycle thieves, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version ; Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm77216072
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Bicycle thieves, story by Cesare Zavattini ; screenwriters, Vittorio De Sica, Cesare Zavattini, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Gerardo Guerrieri ; director, Vittorio De Sica, (DVD videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Based on the novel by Luigi Bartolini
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1948
  • Special features: Restored high-definition digital transfer; "Working with De Sica": a collection of new interviews with screenwriter Suso Cecchi D'Amico, actor Enzo Staiola, and film scholar Callisto Cosulich; "Life as it is": new program on the history of Italian neorealism in cinema, with scholar Mark Shiel; documentary on screenwriter and longtime Vittorio De Sica collaborator Cesare Zavattini, directed by Carlo Lizzani
Accompanying material
1 guide (75 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.).
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Edition
Full screen version ; Special ed.
Extent
2 videodiscs (89 min.)
Isbn
9781934121245
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515022224
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
CC1681D
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm77216072
System details
DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 1.0 mono., dual-layer, DVD-9, high-definition transfer
Video recording format
DVD

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