Screening Log #43: La Notte (1961)

Written by Michelangelo Antonioni, Ennio Flaiano, and Tonino Guerra Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Starring Marcello Mastroianni, Jeanne Moreau, and Monica Vitti       I’m a big proponent of the idea that what we create – and, perhaps more appropriately for the digital age, curate – reflects something essential about our persons. When I first … Continue reading

Screening Log #25: Il deserto rosso (The Red Desert) (1964)

Written by Michelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni Starring Monica Vitti, Richard Harris, and Carlo Chionetti       Early in Red Desert Monica Vitti’s Giuliana tells Richard Harris’ Corrado that she does not want the colour of the walls in her store to clash with the merchandise that she will sell, … Continue reading

Screening Log #11: Cleaning Out the Projection Room (part 1)

After four stressful months away from the blog I return to clean out the back log of films I’ve watched with small capsule reviews.

L’Avventura (1960): The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Solipsist

Gabriele Ferzetti as Sandro and Monica Vitti as Claudia in Michelangelo Antonioni's "L'Avventura" (1960).

Michelangelo Antonioni meticulously crafts a devastatingly gorgeous portrait of upper class alienation.