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  • noun Italian film maker (1901-1974)


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  • I myself have never thought all that highly of De Sica's "Shoeshine," and I'm guessing that not many viewers now would be so moved by it.

    What She Found in the Dark

  • She went on to relate how, as a young girl 16, she had gone to Cinecitta Studio to meet De Sica, who sat her down on a bench and interviewed her, then told her, an inexperienced Neapolitan girl, to come to his office in two days.

    Jay Weston: Sophia Loren Honored at Academy

  • Then De Sica said he wanted her for the mother and would use a younger girl as the daughter.

    Jay Weston: Sophia Loren Honored at Academy

  • Critics have since compared Mr. Burnett to Rossellini and De Sica, Cassavetes and Robert Frank, calling him an American neo-realist visionary, and a definitive voice expressing the roots and lore of African-American culture.

    The Cinema of Cruelty and Kindness

  • The uphill struggle of a Mexican gardener and his son in Los Angeles is done justice in a compassionate immigrant drama that could be an update of De Sica's Bicycle Thieves.

    This week's new films

  • They did fourteen pictures together in the next twenty years, and De Sica's son, Christian, made some remarks early in the evening.

    Jay Weston: Sophia Loren Honored at Academy

  • Despite starring Jennifer Jones and Montgomery Clift, "Stazione Termini" ( "Terminal Station," 1953) was De Sica and Zavattini's final truly neo-realist film, a depiction of an adulterous affair's last gasps that unfolds in real time in a vast train station.

    De Sica, Disillusioned Optimist

  • De Sica began an inspired partnership with the screenwriter, novelist and theoretician Cesare Zavattini, whose scripts came brilliantly alive through De Sica's warmth, sensitivity and talent for eliciting naturalistic performances.

    De Sica, Disillusioned Optimist

  • Dashingly handsome, De Sica turned to directing after abandoning a career as a stage performer and screen idol (although he continued to act throughout his life).

    De Sica, Disillusioned Optimist

  • For his powerful work, De Sica was awarded a special Oscar in 1948 several years before the Academy established a category for best foreign film.

    John Farr: For Father's Day, Dads in Film


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