Red Desert - Michelangelo Antonioni (1964)
If I were to be asked what cinema is or should be, I would simply respond with two words: “Red Desert.”
Antonioni does not waste a frame, each its own instance of isolation and neurosis. Has (empty) spacing and framing ever been as precise and impactful?
Monica Vitti with her most sublime performance as a woman lost / trapped / misplaced in a modern industrialized world, perfectly capturing the growing estrangement between herself and the people and places around her.
This film is so impactful not because he so masterfully isolates his main character, but because he successfully links our engagement with the film to that of his character, he separates the viewer from a comfortable or familiar viewing experience, with broken frames, non-diegetic scoring, obstructed shots, etc.
Well, I couldn’t remember any books nor films about anything “Swollen” 🧐 so I picked its synonym. Here’s one of my favourite films by one of my most favourite directors. #inktober2018 Day17 #blowup#antonioni#inktober#ink
L'Avventura 35mm dimanche 21/10 - 18h au centre Rabelais dans le cadre du Festival @cinemed , j'aurais l'honneur de présenter avant la projection mon projet Raise a tent / L'isola autour du film d'Antonioni 📽🏝 #cinemed#antonioni
LA SIGNORA SENZA CAMELIE (1953 - Italia)
Dir. Michelangelo Antonioni
Con: Lucia Bosè, Gino Cervi, Andrea Checchi, Ivan Desny
Fotografia: Enzo Serafin
Sceneggiatura: Michelangelo Antonioni, Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Francesco Maselli, Pier Maria Pasinetti
Musiche: Giovanni Fusco