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What's your favorite film by Vittorio De Sica?

The Children Are Watching Us
0 (0%)
Shoeshine
1 (4%)
Bicycle Thieves
15 (60%)
Miracle in Milan
3 (12%)
Umberto D.
2 (8%)
Terminus Station
0 (0%)
The Gold of Naples
0 (0%)
Two Women
0 (0%)
The Last Judgment
0 (0%)
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
0 (0%)
Marriage, Italian Style
1 (4%)
After the Fox
0 (0%)
Woman Times Seven
0 (0%)
Sunflower
0 (0%)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
1 (4%)
A Brief Vacation
0 (0%)
The Voyage
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
2 (8%)
don't like any
0 (0%)
other
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 24

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Re: Director's Best: Vittorio De Sica
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 02:44:32 AM »
1. Bicycle Thieves
2. Umberto D.

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Re: Director's Best: Vittorio De Sica
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 02:04:09 AM »
Bicycle Thieves, but the bits I have seen of Umberto D suggest it would be my favourite if I saw it all.

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Re: Director's Best: Vittorio De Sica
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 09:12:59 PM »
I still prefer his acting.
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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2014, 06:54:56 PM »
1. Miracle in Milan
2. The Bicycle Thief
3. Boccaccio 70 - The Raffle

4. Umberto D.
5. Two Women
6. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
7. Shoe-Shine
8. The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
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Re: Director's Best: Vittorio De Sica
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2014, 04:09:52 PM »
1. Bicycle Thieves (1948)
2. Umberto D (1952)

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Re: Director's Best: Vittorio De Sica
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2014, 04:13:44 PM »
I've only seen Bicycle Thieves and Umberto D.    I give it to the Thieves, but I'm not a fan of Italian realism.
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Re: De Sica, Vitorrio
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2016, 09:56:32 PM »
Miracle in Milan (1951)
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File under “completely unexpected”.  When I see Vittorio De Sica’s name on something, I definitely do not anticipate that I’ll be watching a madcap comedy.  A young man leaves the orphanage and ends up in a shantytown the same day.  His charm and ability to unite people brings new life to the place… until the capitalist fatcats step in.  Part Capra, part Chaplin, part absurdist magic realism.  But is it funny?  Yeah it is, for the most part.  Some of it is a little on the stupid side, and the one-dimensional social commentary is hardly biting satire, but it has a pack of delightful tricks up its sleeve.  I like this a lot more than any other De Sica I’ve seen with the (possible) exception of Bicycle Thieves.  Rating: 8
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Re: De Sica, Vitorrio
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2016, 12:21:31 AM »
I've only seen Umberto D and didn't really care for it.

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Re: De Sica, Vitorrio
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2016, 02:34:31 PM »
1. Bicycle Thieves (3.5)
2. Umberto D. (3)
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Re: De Sica, Vitorrio
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2018, 04:54:59 AM »
Bicycle Thieves, 55°
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