The Bicycle Thieves Film Directed By Vittorio De Sica (Coursework Sample)
Prompt from Italian Civilization Instructor:
Step #1: Go to YouTube and watch “The Bicycle Thieves” directed by Vittorio De Sica, you will need to rent the film in order watch the entire film with English subtitles.
This is the link where you can rent the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LpQ-mqNsbM
Step #2: After watching the film answer the following three questions…
At the time of the release of the film "The Bicycle Thieves", some leftist critics expressed their disapproval of the ending because it brings the personal relationship of the father and son to the foreground and allows their social and economic circumstances to recede into the background. Do you share that critique?
What role does the father-son story play in the film's representation of the social and economic conditions of post-war Rome?
Would we sympathize with Ricci's character as much if Bruno was not in the film?
The coursework assignment must be in Times New Roman Font Size 12 with 1 inch margins all around.
Communications & Media
The Bicycle Thieves by Vittorio De Sica
The story of the Bicycle Thieves is told of a father with a small family who gets a job to support his family. The job, however, requires that he has a bicycle as a means of transport. He obtains one. On his first day of the job, however, the bicycle is stolen. He goes after the thief with no avail. His son helps him, and after they have given up, he decides to steal too. This costs him his dignity in front of his son (Matthew, 2015).
On the release of the film, some leftist criticized the ending by saying that it put the relationship of the father and the son on the forefront and their economical and social...
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