Welcome to Where Everyone Has Gone Before, the weekly column where I continue my film education before your very eyes by seeking out and watching all of the movies I should have seen by now. I will first judge the movie before I've watched it, based entirely on its reputation (and my potentially misguided thoughts). Then I will give the movie a fair chance and actually watch it. You will laugh at me, you may condemn me, but you will never say I didn't try!

The Film: 'Bicycle Thieves' (1948), Dir. Vittorio De Sica

Starring: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola and Lianella Carell.

Why I Haven't Seen It Until Now: Well, I guess I haven't seen it because -- Wait! I'm turning the tables this week. How many of you have seen 'Bicycle Thieves' (or as it's commonly known as in North America, 'The Bicycle Thief')? C'mon. Be honest. Let's see a show of hands. Yeah. That's what I thought. No one has actually seen this movie. It's all part of a big conspiracy of people claiming to have seen it to show how cultured they are. I will now be the first person to actually watch it.
categories Columns, Cinematical