Michelangelo Antonioni: 1912 – 2007

Mr. Antonioni on a film set in the 1960s
Bergman yesterday and now Michelangelo Antonioni. What the hell is going on? If I believe in god, heaven and all those things I would say that God created a cinema studio in the sky and is hiring the best directors to do it. And off course they are European. Sigh. At least they had a good run. Aged 94, the director died The director died peacefully at home on Monday night, his wife, actress Enrica Fico, told La Repubblica newspaper.
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My first Antonioni film was Blowup and I hated it. Wait, don’t be made at me, I was ten. I watched again many years after and recognize his genius. But it isn’t an easy film. I loved the way he played with the camera all over the film. I watched very few of his films after Blow Up and Story of a Love Affair is my favourite Antonioni, until now. Probably because I have a hidden passion for Italian neo-realistic films.
I know more about him and his films through books and films excerpts than for the films themselves. What shame! The best I can do in his homage is trying to find Red Desert to watch. For now, take a look at this collection of Antonioni’s films posters and watch the L’avventura‘s trailer.

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5 Responses to Michelangelo Antonioni: 1912 – 2007

  1. catatau says:

    Olá, Você é brasileira? Encontrei o teu blog por acaso, mas muito bom! Semelhante a vários temas do Catatau, inclusive com referências de blogs como o Giornale Nuovo. Vi uns posts em português, aí pensei que seria…

  2. I love your blog. I have it bookmarked, keep posting!
    If you ever want to share, drop me a line…

  3. Eddiemuerte says:

    And don’t forget Antonioni’s much maligned ‘Zabriskie Point’…which captures not only a feeling and a time, but is one of the few films to show the Farmer John mural in East LA!
    Love your blog by the way…

  4. Sprinkles says:

    Bibi,
    Hope you are ok! Sending cyber hugs your way!
    **{{BIG HUGS}}**

  5. Bibi says:

    Oi Catatau, sou brasileira sim. Dei uma olhada no seu blog e parece interessante. Vou olhar de novo depois. E muito obrigada pelo comentário!
    Hi Jean-Paul, thanks for the kind comment. :)
    Hi Eddiemuerte, thanks for the very kind comment and the tip. I will try to watch it. ;)
    Hi Sprinkles, I’m fine. I will try to go back tomorrow. Thanks for all the kind comments you did and the hug. [ ]

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