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« on: November 19, 2002, 09:08:59 AM »

If any of you have seen this piece of classic Italian cinema, perhaps you know that Sergio Leone is in it.  I'm not quite sure who he is, but there is a scene where a bunch of students, I believe, are huddling under an umbrela, and one of them is Leone.  He was described to me as "the one wearing glasses", although several of the men are wearing glasses.

I just thought this would be an interesting piece of trivia.

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2002, 08:45:39 PM »

 I just watched this a few nights ago,but didn't manage to spot him.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2003, 03:25:09 PM »

I know that he's dressed as a priest, with glasses on and a bible (or something similar) in one hand. He appears in a scene where there's a shower and shelters under a balcony with somebody else

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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2003, 11:51:36 AM »

I have a frame of this movie with the young Leone, but i'm not able to put it in this reply. If you want I can send it to your e-mail.

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2003, 04:33:57 AM »

Wow,I didn't know that Leone was in Bicycle Thief (which I've never seen,BTW  Cheesy).Did he only appear for some few seconds in that one scene?When was that movie made?

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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2003, 06:09:42 AM »

The movie was always known as BICYCLE THIEVES in Europe.

I read recently that there were plans for Hollywood to remake the movie with Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osmond. It was going to be re-titled "Hey Dude Who stole my bike?"

Has anyone else heard about this?

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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2003, 04:15:59 PM »

Wow,I didn't know that Leone was in Bicycle Thief (which I've never seen,BTW  Cheesy).Did he only appear for some few seconds in that one scene?When was that movie made?

The movie was released in 1941 as 'Ladri di Biciclette' (Vittorio di Sica).

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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2003, 11:04:15 AM »

Actually, the movie came out in 1948 - neorealist films were generally based in post-war Europe.

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2003, 07:05:52 AM »

Right.  My apologies...

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« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2007, 09:20:10 PM »

Very, very amazing film for De Sica and one of my favorites of all time.

It takes place in post-WWII Italy during the depression. A poor man who can barely feed his wife and son has the opportunity for a job, but it requires a bicycle. He goes home to sell his bed sheets for money to eventually buy a bicycle. On his first day off to work, it is stolen in the midst of day. He and his son later go on a search for it, learning many values in life as well as strengthening their father-son relationship.

It may seem like a simple plot, but the film is truly a masterpiece - flawless, really. I have nothing bad to say about it. Knowing the love of Itallian films on here, I'm sure many of you have seen it - if not, get to it immediately!

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« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2007, 12:17:52 AM »



Leone has a very small role in it.

A good film. Not sure if I would sit through it again. Once was enough for me.

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« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2007, 12:21:30 AM »

Always thought the english language title was Bycicle Thieves.

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« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2007, 03:05:43 AM »

It's just a matter of time before you make a 'Deer Hunter' topic rr. Yes, I like 'Ladri' quite a bit, but not as much as the majority of the IGN Movies Lobby.

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« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2007, 08:36:53 AM »

It's just a matter of time before you make a 'Deer Hunter' topic rr. Yes, I like 'Ladri' quite a bit, but not as much as the majority of the IGN Movies Lobby.

'The Deer Hunter' was already made here a few days ago by another user.

Leone has a very small role in it.
Really? At what point? IMDb just lists him as "A Seminary Student".

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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2007, 08:57:20 AM »

Always thought the english language title was Bycicle Thieves.

"Ladri" being plural, it should be (and is in UK prints), but for some strange reason it has been "singularised" (if that's even a word?) in the US.

For Leone spotters, he is the young Seminary Student with the thickly framed glasses (there's a trio of 'em. How Leonesque is that?)

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