Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007). Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents": L'Avventura, La Notte, and Eclipse. He "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and sto

Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007). Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents": L'Avventura, La Notte, and Eclipse. He "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and sto

"L’avventura" by Michelangelo Antonioni (1960) - The Criterion Collection. Reissued 2014.

"L’avventura" by Michelangelo Antonioni (1960) - The Criterion Collection. Reissued 2014.

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, MONICA VITTI

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI, MONICA VITTI

Michelangelo Antonioni - La Notte (1961) DOP: Gianni Di Venanzo

La Notte (1961)

Michelangelo Antonioni - La Notte (1961) DOP: Gianni Di Venanzo

Jeanne Moreau in La Notte (1961, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Jeanne Moreau in La Notte (1961, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Monica Vitti in Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)

Monica Vitti in Red Desert (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964)

Michelangelo Antonioni's "Il Deserto Rosso" ("Red Desert)," 1964.

Red Desert (1964)

Michelangelo Antonioni's "Il Deserto Rosso" ("Red Desert)," 1964.

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMR (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962)—Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000774/

Michelangelo Antonioni, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMR (29 September 1912 – 30 July 2007), was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"—L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and L'Eclisse (1962)—Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000774/

Monica Vitti in "Red Desert" by Michelangelo Antonioni (1964).

Monica Vitti in "Red Desert" by Michelangelo Antonioni (1964).

Michelangelo Antonioni, 'Zabriskie Point (film still),' 1970, EYE Film Institute Netherlands

Michelangelo Antonioni, 'Zabriskie Point (film still),' 1970, EYE Film Institute Netherlands

L'Eclisse --Michelangelo Antonioni

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L'Eclisse --Michelangelo Antonioni

Jeanne Moreau in La notte directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961.

Jeanne Moreau in La notte directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961.

Il deserto rosso - Michelangelo Antonioni (1964)

Il deserto rosso - Michelangelo Antonioni (1964)

L’eclisse (1962, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

L’eclisse (1962, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)

Blow-Up directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966

Blow-Up directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966

There is much debate about Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s intentions for the highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert (1964).  This Technicolor masterwork was Antonioni’s first color feature, and presents us with one of the most emotionally illustrative and evocative uses of pallete in cinema history.

There is much debate about Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s intentions for the highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert (1964). This Technicolor masterwork was Antonioni’s first color feature, and presents us with one of the most emotionally illustrative and evocative uses of pallete in cinema history.

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