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    the relationships between a father and son. In this two film Vittorio De Sica and Jean-Pierre Dardenne both show a father…

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    The Bicycle Thieves is a simple, touching story directed by Vittorio de Sica. The 1948 film is a classic in the anti-fascist neorealism movement. Antonio finally has a job opportunity, but he must provide his own transportation. His bicycle is stolen and in a moment of desperation he attempts a lone bicycle outside the town square. The non-professional actors of Lamberto Maggiorani and Enzo Staiola give an excellent performance as a father and son in postwar Italy. Their relationship provides a…

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    “True function of cinema is not to tell fables … the cinema must tell reality as if it were a story; there must be no gap between life and what is on the screen.” – CEZARE ZAVATTINI This essay examines the life of lower-middle class in a city with the help of the movie Bicycle Thieves. Despite having been released during the middle of the 20th century, its continuing relevance in the present makes it an interesting topic of discussion. Bicycle Thieves is an Italian film directed by Vittorio De…

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    Bicycle Thief

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    portraying the struggle of normal people who lived day to day under extreme difficulties, filmmakers emphasized the main principles of neorealism. They wanted to teach people, to open their eyes to the real things and serious problems, to show that there is something more than importance of materialism; ultimately, there must be a hope and faith in a good future. And the key to this future lies in the hands of every Italian man, regardless of his or her position in society; furthermore, the…

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    Neorealism is a movement especially in Italian filmmaking characterized by the simple direct depiction of lower-class life. De Sica's finest achievement is bringing the previously ignored working classes to the screen. His primary aim in the Bicycle Thieves was to use the camera to show how people lived. The non-professional actors give fine performances and lend the film a documentary-like air, even though the narrative itself is fictional. A crowd forms in front of a government employment…

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    Stray Men Themes

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    Here, they decide on the details of their final attempt at robbery, and engage in a sequence almost identical to the end of De Sica’s film. However, Zahed and Gol-Ghotai’s narrative takes a different turn than that of De Sica’s Bruno and Antonio. Zahed acts as the active thief (Antonio) and Gol-Ghotai as his accomplice (Bruno). Aided by Gol-Ghotai’s screaming “thief!”, Zahed is quickly swarmed and apprehended for this theft. Unlike in Bicycle Thieves, however, Zahed is not liberated out of pity…

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    The Motorcycle Diaries

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    The Motorcycle Diaries is a film set in 1952 which followed 23 year-old Ernesto Guevara de la Serna (also called Fuser) who was on break before returning to his last semester of medical school and his friend Alberto Granado (nicknamed Mial) who was a 29 year-old biochemist. This film was based on the diaries of Guevara and provides an account of an 8,000 km motorcycle journey to see as much of the continent of South America in the few months before returning to complete college. The trip would…

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    Once we all piled in the van, we had to stop at McDonald’s for food. When we got done eating, we started on our way to Des Moines. About half way there, some of us girl started to get a little tired. Some fell asleep in their seats, and some fell asleep on the floor of the van. I was one of those girls. When we got to Des Moines, we had to go check into our hotel. We had to share the whole hotel with West Lyon. When morning arrived, we all headed down to the lobby for some breakfast. Once we…

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    Gold In Utopia Every country in the world recognizes gold as a very valuable metal that people desire. The value of gold is immense because it is malleable and ductile, it is used in many industries, and it has had a high value since ancient times. Although most people perceive gold as an extremely treasured item, Thomas More presents a vastly different perception of gold in the book Utopia. Thomas More was a philosopher in England and the advisor of King Henry VIII but was killed after not…

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    De Beers focuses on building brand Nothing is forever in business, not even diamonds. Ask De Beers, which runs the world 's diamond cartel. The London-based company, actually De Beers/Centernary, has developed and inflated the connection between diamonds and romance -- a link that goes back only to the 19th century. Its highly effective advertising slogan, "Diamonds are forever," was established in 1948 and is still going strong. "De Beers ' operating strategy has been pure and simple," says…

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