Friday, 27 August 2010

Bike Porn Friday: The Bicycle Thieves!

Dr. Matt is climbing Italian Alps this week, and so, we turn to Italy for this week's installment of Bike Porn Friday; furthermore, we have our first "movie" Bike Porn Friday! And it's also a "talkie"! Holy crap! Or, as they say in Italy: ... actually, I have no idea what they say in Italy. Anyway, "Ladri di Biciclette" (The Bicycle Thieves) is a 1948 film by director Vittorio di Sica and it is outstanding. In postwar Italy, a husband and father gets a job pasting up posters because he has a bicycle, which allows him to get around the city to do the job. But the bike gets stolen! And then what? A whole bunch of beautiful, heartbreaking film, is what. If you haven't seen it, really, you should. It's not only about the bike, but, uh, so much depends upon the new bicycle, glazed with poster paste, beside the billboard hoarding.



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