Tag: Monica Vitti

ESFS Festival 1, Film 3 – “L’Eclisse”

L’ECLISSE (1962; Dir.: Michelangelo Antonioni) GRADE: B- By Daniel Barnes As much as Antonioni stripped the narratives of L’Avventura and La Notte down to their bare essentials, those films had natural forward momentum and classic narrative shapes.  L’Avventura takes on the basic structure of an unsolvable, Laura-like mystery, […]

ESFS FESTIVAL 1, FILM 2 – “LA NOTTE”

La Notte (1961; Dir.: Michelangelo Antonioni) Grade: B By Mike Dub The second leg of Michelangelo Antonioni’s so-called “Alienation Trilogy” picks up pretty much where L’Avventura left off with La Notte.  Though unrelated to its predecessor in plot, the themes and relationships circle the same areas: lovers don’t love […]

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