Lecture 20: De Sica, Bicycle Thieves

author: David Thorburn, Literature at MIT, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT
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1. Vittorio De Sica (1902-74)

• 1942 The Children Are Watching Us

• 1946 Shoeshine

• 1948 Bicycle Thieves

• 1950 Miracle in Milan

• 1952 Umberto D

• 1960 Two Women

• 1971 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis

2. Bicycle Thieves

• Structure: organic form

• Social themes

• Character: father and son

• The title

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De Sica, Vittorio. Bicycle Thieves

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