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Saturday, August 20, 2005

The Bicycle Thief

A movie can be the simplest to watch and at the same time show and evoke the most basic and primal emotions and urges in man. That's what The Bicycle Thief did.
There's not a single frame which is unwanted. There are certain places where the director tricks you into thinking of a certain conclusion only to prove you wrong. A group of priests praising the rain gods contrasted against our man's infuriation trying to find his stolen bicycle, the irony of people coming to play a game of football in cycles while our man's livelihood hinges on his lost bicycle, the momentary shifting of priorities when our man discovers that the drowning child is not his son, are memorable moments in this movie.
Like most classics, the best is saved for the last..........


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    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Sat Aug 20, 07:12:00 PM  

  • Did u manage rent it in Madras or you own it ? If so Congrats for that.Or are you the film society type ?

    By Anonymous msp, at Sat Aug 20, 09:57:00 PM  

  • msp,
    I watched it in one of my friend's place and he happens to be an assistant director. He has a good collection of DVD's (Ray, Kurosawa, Kubrick etc....)

    By Blogger Bala (Karthik), at Tue Aug 23, 12:53:00 PM  

  • Am turning a slight green here :-)

    By Anonymous msp, at Tue Aug 23, 11:50:00 PM  

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