Icicle Thief (Ladri di saponette  1989)

A Marxist/Feminist reading:

  1. Why is the focus shifted from the bicycle to the chandelier?
  2. How are the family relations presented in the film?    Compare the family in the film with the audience family on the one hand and the family in The Bicycle Thief.
  3. Are the mothers in the film and out of the film criticized?
  4. What role do the commercials play in the film?
Poststructuralist reading:
  1. inverting the text/context binary and blurring the boundaries between them.
Frame I: The director -- Frame II: The TV station and the commercials -- Frame III: the audience --

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