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Notes on “Umberto D.”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: It’s interesting to compare Vittorio De Sica’s 1952 “Umberto D.” with his earlier “The Bicycle Thief.” The latter is very materialistic in outlook and simplified in message, like a propaganda film. Though there’s plenty of “humanity” … Continue reading

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“Bandits of Orgosolo”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I enjoyed this late Neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Seta. (What a name for an Italian filmmaker to be cursed with!) It deals with the attempts of a Sardinian shepherd to evade the law after … Continue reading

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