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In the film Bicycle Thief directed by Vittorio De Sica portrayed objective realism through the use of the setting the film takes place in Not on scene that De Sica shot was in a studio Everything was filmed in the everyday streets of Rome The story line of the film is very simple and without De Sicas technique of mise en scene the film would not nearly as realistic or portray the emotion that the audience experiences All of the events in the film appear to be reality and accidental Furthermore the workmans search of finding his bicycle brings in more added drama and feeling for the audience Although without the setting of the streets in Rome with everyday people walking around the same emotions would not be experienced The public shame that the father and son go through add to their tragic search throughout the streets and open-air markets The boy accompanies his father throughout the whole film while following along at his side When it starts to rain the father and son search for shelter which ends up being the side of a building and has little covering to hide under on the side The son wears shorts throughout the entire film even when it is raining in this scene which bring more emotion to his character When they are walking through the large but filled streets a very tragic feelings occurs You experience feelings of feeling sorry for the little boy having to go through this as a child and also the father who feels shame and belittled because of his son that looks up to him but feels that may no longer be the case anymore The style and appearance throughout the film is ingenious on De Sicas part and brings the objective realism out Every detail in the film brings a bigger meaning that you realize at the time Whether the son is in front of the father next to
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