By Robert S. C. Gordon
From Amazon: "Bicycle Thieves (Ladri di biciclette) Vittorio de Sica, 1948 is unarguably one of many primary movies within the background of cinema. it's also the most beguiling, relocating and (apparently) easy items of narrative cinema ever made. The movie tells the tale of 1 guy and his son, as they seek fruitlessly during the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle; the bicycle which had ultimately freed him from the poverty and humiliation of longterm unemployment. certainly one of a cluster of outstanding movies to return out of post-war, post-Fascist Italy after 1945 – loosely labelled ‘neo-realist’ – Bicycle Thieves received an Oscar in 1949, crowned the 1st Sight and Sound ballot of the simplest motion pictures of all time in 1952 and has been highly influential all through global cinema ever due to the fact that. It continues to be an important element of reference for any cinematic engagement with the labyrinthine adventure of the trendy urban, the travails of poverty within the modern international, the complicated bond among fathers and sons, and the capability of the digicam to trap anything just like the essence of all of those. Robert S. C. Gordon’s BFI movie Classics quantity indicates how Bicycle Thieves is ripe for re-viewing, for rescuing from its precious prestige as a neo-realist ‘classic’. It appears to be like on the film’s drawn-out making plans and construction heritage, the colourful and riven context within which it was once made, and the dynamic geography, geometry and sociology of the movie that resulted."
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In 1895, of the 4,058 Jews who resided in the city, 3,159 were Sephardim and 899 Ashkenazim, and by 1910 there were 4,985 Sephardim and 1, 412 Ashkenazim living in Sarajevo, making a total Jewish population of 6,397. ) During the interwar period, the number of Jews in Sarajevo remained fairly constant, 7,458, or 11 percent of the city’s population, in the 1921 Yugoslav census and 7,615, or 10 percent of the total population of 78,173, according to the 1931 census. 17 This represents an increase of only 9 percent since 1921.
It possesses nevertheless a synagogue in Belgrade and enjoys full religious autonomy, in the same way, if not by the same title, as Christian churches. 32 It was not until 1866, however, that the community was formally constituted and received an official charter. 33 While previously the community had conducted all its internal business in Ladino, Ruso introduced Serbian as the language of administration for Jewish affairs. 34 Thereafter, the legal position of the Sephardic community was clearly defined and regulated by communal statutes.
10 In the seventeenth century Belgrade became the third center of Jewish learning in the Balkans, after Istanbul and Salonika. There exists a considerable body of responsa in Hebrew and Ladino written by the Belgrade rabbis of this period. In 1617 Rabbi Juda Lerma of Salonika became chief rabbi of Belgrade and started a yeshiva there. He was succeeded in 1643 by Simha ben Gerson Koen, a native Ashkenazic Jew of Belgrade, and in 1662 by Rabbi Josef Almoznino of Salonika, a biblical and talmudic scholar educated in Belgrade.
Bicycle Thieves (BFII Film Classics) by Robert S. C. Gordon