Remembering Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni

Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni died yesterday in Rome. He was 94 years old.

Antonioni’s films explored life’s issues of love and alienation and did it with the era’s greatest actors: Alain Delon, Monica Vitti, Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, among others.

Here are four of his films that are not to be missed:

  • L’Avventura (The Adventure)
  • La Notte (The Night)
  • L’Eclisse (The Eclipse)
  • Blow-Up

Read the comprehensive New York Times obituary.

Watch a clip from The Eclipse:

From his own lips:
“I feel like a father towards my old films. You bring children into the world, then they grow up and go off on their own. From time to time you get together, and it’s always a pleasure to see them again.” — Michelangelo Antonioni

Like another great Italian whose name was Michelangelo, Antonioni was an artist. His medium was film. He will be missed.

Michelangelo Antonioni


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