View Full Version : Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday evening.
Unfortunately, another mythical figure has passed away. His "Blow Up" has probably been a must film for a whole generation of photographers and cinema fans.
He's been mentioned a few times in the Bergman thread, but certainly deserves a thread of his own. A true cinematic great. They don't make films the way they used to. Antonioni and his peers made wonderful films in a great era for film making. L'avvntura, Blowup, The Passenger. Thank you Michaelangelo! RIP.
What Ray said. He was also one of my faves for his style alone.
I am truly shocked!
Some review mentioned concerning the death of Bergman that his death is the final end of the 20th century - that is the century of angst and a political horror becoming personalised.
And Antonioni (the director I admired the most) was the last bastion of a doubtfull modernism...
Unforgoten the last sequence of Zabrisky Point. Blowing up the utopism of a whole generation.
so sadly Cinema came to an end during the last 48 hours.
aren't you supposed to be dead, roger?
Really a sad new... Ciao Michelangelo!
so it goes, he was wonderful.
L'Eclisse, La Notte, and L'Avventura are also must sees.
Ah, voila, Aizan: pas mal...
but honestly, I still feel quite in well shape!
Zabriskie Point was my favourite.
molto triste ! Very sad, he was my preferred director. Blow up, which i saw when I was 18 and Zabrisky Point a few years later are masterpieces. The final of both movies are something that really cannnot be forgotten. ciao Michelangelo!
PS Zabrisky Point is on in TV just now.
Seems he always had great endings or stunning/memorable sequences in his films. Einars mentions L'Eclisse, it's been a while but I remember the great eclipse sequence ( I actually forget whether that concluded the film), and the ending sequence in The Passenger, when the camera goes out the window and eventually back in, or the p.o.v. sequence in the park in Blow-up, or the courtyard sequence in L'Aventurra or...sigh. There is nothing comparable today, nor has there been since the seventies and eighties.
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