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%)

Total Members Voted: 38

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2008, 03:37:07 PM »
I've only seen Blowup.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2008, 03:52:39 PM »
L'Avventura works, but I really think Blow-Up makes the best starting point.

I hate Blow-up.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2008, 05:18:01 PM »
L'Avventura works, but I really think Blow-Up makes the best starting point.

I hate Blow-up.

Apart from the two scenes pix mentioned in the other Antonioni thread, I don't much care for it either.

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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2008, 07:20:09 PM »
I've only seen Blowup.

And I'm not voting for it.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2008, 07:53:27 PM »
So far...

1. Blow-up
2. L'Avventura
3. The Passenger
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2010, 01:08:37 PM »
1. Red Desert
2. The Passenger
3. L'avventura
4. La Notte
5. Il Grido

6. L'Eclisse
7. Blow-Up
8. Zabriskie Point
9. Gente del Po

10. N.U.
11. Identification of a Woman
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Antonioni, Michelangelo
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2012, 11:30:34 PM »
1. La Notte
2. The Passenger
3. L'eclisse
4. L'avventura
5. Blow-Up
6. Il Grido
7. Red Desert

8. Zabriskie Point
9. Le Amiche

10. Eros (segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things")
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #17 on: January 01, 2013, 11:58:12 PM »
L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

The characters in this film wander about the frame guided by some private feeling that is hidden from the audience. But it also feels hidden from the characters themselves. A party of rich, bored Italians hop on a small island when one of their crew goes missing; or, rather, simply disappears. This absence haunts the film; but it's only physical absence. Later on in the film, you start realizing that there's a greater absence that we're presented with. The characters in the film lack any sort of interiority; their actions aren't driven by psychology or by recognizable motives. They seem guided by the architecture or the landscape or the promise of sex or love; anything that provides an outside stimuli. The film then is about the search for that one thing that might make existence bearable or meaningful - something to fill the void. The film's final painful image is a cry of despair hiding behind a possible human connection (it's as if the ending of Vive L'amour had two people). The inconclusiveness of it all is what's heartbreaking - these characters are grasping at nothing.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2013, 03:18:48 AM »
L'avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

The characters in this film wander about the frame guided by some private feeling that is hidden from the audience. But it also feels hidden from the characters themselves. A party of rich, bored Italians hop on a small island when one of their crew goes missing; or, rather, simply disappears. This absence haunts the film; but it's only physical absence. Later on in the film, you start realizing that there's a greater absence that we're presented with. The characters in the film lack any sort of interiority; their actions aren't driven by psychology or by recognizable motives. They seem guided by the architecture or the landscape or the promise of sex or love; anything that provides an outside stimuli. The film then is about the search for that one thing that might make existence bearable or meaningful - something to fill the void. The film's final painful image is a cry of despair hiding behind a possible human connection (it's as if the ending of Vive L'amour had two people). The inconclusiveness of it all is what's heartbreaking - these characters are grasping at nothing.
Lovely. Now go watch L'eclisse.
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Re: Directors Best Poll - Michelangelo Antonioni
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2013, 08:09:01 PM »
L'avventura (1960)

This movie makes me feel dumb. I feel like there's more to it, but the film is so simple, often so empty, that it's hard to figure out what or why. Still, from the moments on an island at see to the haunting final minutes of the film, there's a deep sense of soul-churning emptiness that's fascinating to feel weaved to so deeply into a film. A great companion piece to LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD.

 

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