Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Bicycle Thieves

It took long enough but, thanks to NetFlix, I finally got around to watching The Bicycle Thief. (I somehow managed to avoid seeing it throughout film school.)

As I do when I watch almost ANY movie these days, I combed through it looking for anything I could steal-- or rather, homage...

Then it occurred to me: Tim Burton remade this as Pee-wee's Big Adventure!

Son of a bitch.

Well, hats off to the original and the re-imagining. Both should be required viewing, IMHO.