Richard brody on michelangelo antonioni's the passenger (1975) gregory solman, in an informative essay from senses of cinema, tells a significant story of its reception at the cannes film festival première, in 1960: “a new man is being born” antonioni explained after l'avventura had been jeered and shouted. The feature came at a watershed moment in michelangelo antonioni's career: it was the first he shot in color smithson's experimental essay the monuments of passaic (1967) contains images labeled the great pipes monument and the fountain monument—bird's eye view that could easily be photographs of. Director michelangelo antonioni made these famous remarks at the press conference following the may 1960 cannes film festival premiere of l'avventura they appear here in a translation published in the spring 1962 issue of the journal film culture today the world is endangered by an extremely. This video essay explores the concept of modernity as described by michelangelo antonioni through two of his most important works l'avventura and il deserto. Michelangelo antonioni, born in 1912 in ferrare, remains one the most important and inspiring figure of the history of cinema, along with murnau, godard, kurosawa, kubrick or bergman if he started to make documentaries and feature films akin to the italian neorealism trend (eg la signora senza camelie.
It would be hard to overstate michelangelo antonioni's influence on postwar cinema, architecture and design, fashion, literature, and philosophy, even on which pauline kael myopically dismissed in her infamous essay “the come- dressed-as-the-sick-soul-of-europe parties”—as well as red desert. The cinema of michelangelo antonioni (1912–2007) embodies – more than that of any other director – the substance of european art cinema his intensely stylised, stylish, demanding and gratifying films continue to spark controversy and debate – and inspire intense allegiance on the centenary of antonioni's birth, this. Blow-up deals with the themes of transience and elusiveness how do you develop such a theme in a movie well you make a lot of things transient and elusive i recently wrote about the lobster and how it's a conclusion based on philosophy rather than narrative the movie brings us to the point of a.
At the cannes film festival on 15 may 1960, antonioni presented his l'avventura, a challenging and difficult film and a decisive break from his earlier work, replete with languorous spaces and silences this was movie-modernism's difficult birth the film was jeered so ferociously, so deafeningly, that poor. Abstract the cinematic landscape provides a rich opportunity to explore cultural representations of place, space and nature this essay focuses on the depiction of landscape in michelangelo antonioni's red desert (1964) previous approaches to the critical interpretation of landscape in the cinema of.
When michelangelo antonioni's l'avventura arrived in 1960 – amidst a tumultuous reception in cannes that saw some disturbed audience members wanting to throw something at the screen – cinema was already changing in fundamental ways the makers of individual, handmade films that had been. Experimentica15: richard bowers - an essay on michelangelo antonioni's 1966 film, 'blow up' experimentica15: are you asking for evidence of the truth experimentica is a 5-day programme of live art, performance and interdisciplinary projects and offers a dynamic platform for uk and. The italian director michelangelo antonioni was the poetic, existentialist answer to the neo-realists in her famous essay come-dressed-as-the-sick-soul-of- europe parties she lumped together la notte, la dolce vita and alain resnais's last year at marienbad as the anemic antithesis of good old.