Icicle Thief (Ladri di saponette 1989)
A Marxist/Feminist reading:
Why is the focus shifted from the bicycle to the chandelier?
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.
Are the mothers in the film and out of the film criticized?
What role do the commercials play in the film?
Frame I: The director --
inverting the text/context binary and blurring the boundaries
Frame II: The TV station and the commercials --
losing power: signing the release, caricatured, his plot changed (undone),
becoming a character, locked in the T.V. frame.
Frame III: the audience --
commercialized -- concerned with rating, the host does not know what he
introduces, a lot of commercials
The director? Bruno? Maria? Or the commercials?
The characters and plot as combination of signifiers: e.g. the thief
Who determines the meanings and the plot?
Intertextuality (text and subtexts) -- 1. between the
text and its frames, among the three plots