Day By Day

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Now It's Antonioni

Another film titan, Michelangelo Antonioni, has passed away. The NYT gets his role right:

Antonioni depicted alienation in the modern world through sparse dialogue and long takes. Along with Federico Fellini, he helped turn post-war Italian film away from the Neorealism movement and toward a personal cinema of imagination.
As a very young lad I was mightily impressed by "Blow Up" but over time "L'Avventura" came to be my favorite work by this most mysterious of directors. Tonight in his honor I think I'll pop "Red Desert" into the machine and remember how wonderful it was when I first saw it.