ABSTRACT Mohsen Makhmalbaf, onetime Iranian revolutionary and self-taught filmmaker and humanist, has made a series of highly acclaimed and deeply personal films. The Cyclist has much in common with the style and content of Vittorio De Sica's neorealist classic, The Bicycle Thief. However, despite the similarities, Makhmalbaf, like his fellow filmmakers, has made neorealism distinctively Iranian.
The Cyclist (Bicycleran)
STEPHEN WEINBERGER is Professor of History and Film Studies, and chairman of the History Department at Dickinson College. His primary interest is censorship and film. ““Joe Breen's Oscar”” was recently published in Film History.
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STEPHEN WEINBERGER; The Cyclist (Bicycleran). Film Quarterly 1 June 2006; 59 (4): 47–50. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/fq.2006.59.4.47
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