Bicycle Thieves: Father-Son Role in The Post-War Rome (Movie Review Sample)
Prompt from my Professor:
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.
This is the link where you can rent the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LpQ-mqNsbM
Step #2: After watching the “Bicycle Thieves” film, answer the following 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...
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?
Guidelines for this assignment is that it must be in Times New Roman Font Size 12 with 1 inch margins all around.
Father-Son Role in The Post-War Rome
Ricci is an unemployed man who finds himself deep in the culture of poverty, and represents the suffering working class in the depressed post war economy who considered items such as bicycle as a necessity. Ricci, and Bruno his son is subjected to a strenuous circumstance when their bicycle is stolen (De Sica). The father-son story is a representation of the challenges during social and economic conditions during the post-war Rome. Post-war disorder, and distress is evident in the movie with the piteous paradoxes of poverty hat reflects a poor working man who struggles to find his stolen vehicle the whole day (De Sica). The suffering is even made worse when the man forgets to take...
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