Poll

Your Favorite Michelangelo Antonioni Film Is:

Story of a Love Affair (Cronaca di un amore)
0 (0%)
The Lady Without Camelias (La Signora senza camelie)
0 (0%)
I vinti
0 (0%)
Le amiche
0 (0%)
The Cry (Il grido)
0 (0%)
L'avventura
6 (15.4%)
La notte
1 (2.6%)
L'eclisse
3 (7.7%)
Red Desert (Il deserto rosso)
2 (5.1%)
Blowup
11 (28.2%)
Zabriskie Point
1 (2.6%)
Chung Kuo
0 (0%)
The Passenger
2 (5.1%)
The Mystery of Oberwald
0 (0%)
Identification of a Woman
0 (0%)
haven't seen any
8 (20.5%)
don't like any
5 (12.8%)
other
0 (0%)

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Antonioni, Michelangelo
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:10:22 AM »
L'avventura
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2008, 11:29:51 AM »
1. L'Eclisse
2. Blow-Up
3. L'Avventura
4. The Passenger
5. La Notte

The first four I think are pretty much perfect.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2008, 11:32:33 AM »
I almost picked up L'Avventura at the library yesterday, but I was worried that it isn't the best place to start. So, yeah, where should I start?
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2008, 11:35:37 AM »
L'Avventura works, but I really think Blow-Up makes the best starting point.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2008, 11:40:52 AM »
I went with L'Eclisse but it was close with L'Avventura. I'm not as big a fan of Blow Up as everyone else.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2008, 02:09:08 PM »


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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2008, 02:14:04 PM »
I almost picked up L'Avventura at the library yesterday, but I was worried that it isn't the best place to start. So, yeah, where should I start?

My opinion is to either start at L'avventura or at the three pre-L'avventura films on Netflix and continue chronologically.  The former is my stronger recommendation.  I personally think Blow-Up isn't a great starting point.  It isn't as full of the stuff (if it has it, it looks and feels different) that made Antonioni films stand out in the film world before Blow-Up.  In other words, L'avventura is the better starting point to gain perspective on what made Antonioni unique in the first place of which there are seeds in the films before it.  It is the film that got booed at Cannes because it shattered cinematic conventions and thus the audience's expectations.  In addition, L'avventura, La Notte, L'eclisse, and The Red Desert have the more impressive (in my opinion) Antonioni touches of architecture, landscape, dead time, and long takes.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2008, 02:20:50 PM »
1. L'avventura
2. Blowup
3. L'eclisse
4. La notte
5. The Passenger
6. Zabriskie Point
7. Cronaca di un amore




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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2008, 02:22:07 PM »
I almost picked up L'Avventura at the library yesterday, but I was worried that it isn't the best place to start. So, yeah, where should I start?

Start With L'avventura.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2008, 02:41:34 PM »
I have only seen The Passenger. I'll admit I was bored at times but it does have some scenes of brilliance. So that gets my vote but it is an uneducated vote.   

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