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March 24, 2012 |
Tonino Guerra, an internationally renowned Italian screenwriter who collaborated with Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni and other greats of Italian and world cinema on films such as Fellini's "Amarcord" and Antonioni's "L'Avventura" and "Blow-Up," has died. He was 92. Guerra died Wednesday at his home in Santarcangelo di Romagna, in northern Italy, according to an announcement on the Tonino Guerra Cultural Assn. website. A poet, novelist and former schoolteacher, Guerra began his screenwriting career in Rome in the mid-1950s.
April 3, 2011 |
For a director of his stature, Michelangelo Antonioni has never been well represented on home video in the United States. In the years since his death (at age 94 in 2007), a few releases have helped fill in the gaps. "Zabriskie Point" (1970), his queasy, vivid portrait of the American counterculture's death throes, is available from Warner Home Video. The Criterion Collection last year issued — in both standard-definition and Blu-ray formats — Antonioni's first color film, the modernist classic "Red Desert" (1964)
August 15, 2010 |
Decades before the phenomena of Candace Bushnell's "Sex and the City" would redefine girl power in such sexually assertive terms, there was Michelangelo Antonioni's "The Girlfriends," a brisk tale about a clique of fashion-forward, independent-thinking young women in Turin, who went to all the best parties and slept with the men they wanted to. The year was 1955, the legendary Italian filmmaker was 43 and just 13 years into a career that would have a...
August 12, 2007 |
MICHELANGELO Antonioni, who died last month at age 94, was once one of the most fashionable filmmakers in the world. He remains among the most influential, judging by the extent to which his oblique, deliberate style can still be felt among today's most celebrated art-film directors.
August 3, 2007 |
How ironic -- yet oddly fitting -- that Michelangelo Antonioni should die in Italy, at 94, the day after Ingmar Bergman died at 89 in Sweden. At the time of their deaths they were arguably Europe's two most famous great film directors. How very different they were in style, temperament and culture: Bergman grappled with faith and the danger of its loss while Antonioni became the master of alienation.
August 2, 2007 |
Cinema lovers and fans joined family members and friends at Rome's City Hall on Wednesday to pay their respects to the late Italian movie director Michelangelo Antonioni. A darling of avant-garde cinema and a celebrated filmmaker across the world, Antonioni died Monday at 94. During a career that spanned six decades, he made such films as "L'Avventura," "Blowup" and "Zabriskie Point" and was recognized with an Academy Award for lifetime achievement.