Michelangelo Antonioni

It is perhaps curious that the great film director of the 1960’s, Michelangelo Antonioni, age 94, died on the same day as the great film director Ingmar Bergman, age 89, namely, July 30, 2007. Again, the NYT has a four web page article Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, Italian Director, Dies on the career of the movie maker. Antonioni’s great film, L’avventura, I saw during the early 1960’s and thought myself quite hip at the time for sitting through this lengthy avant-garde film. Some of my friends were bored by it but I was determined to defend its drawn-out eroticism and existentialism. I remember very little about it now, but here’s a scene I found on the net:

Will she jump? Or is she just looking for Anna? Could be either one or both.

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