De Sica’s “The Bicycle Thief” (“Ladri di Biciclette”) – 1948

ladri di biciclette

Writers: Cesare Zavattini (story), Luigi Bartolini (novel)

I’m purposefully taking off the Bechdel Test question here because it fails but this film is too important to have less than a perfect score. The fact that it fails the Bechdel Test is actually adds to the story.
1) Strength of the writing: 5
2) Strength of the directing: 5
3) Strength of the acting: 5
4) Strength of the cinematography: 5
5) Strength of the editing: 5
6) Strength of the sound design: 5
7) Strength of the production design: 5
8) Did I enjoy it? 5
9) Would I recommend it? 5
Total scores out of 45/45

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