Happy Birthday: Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007)

Festival Reviews

michelangeloantonioni.jpgMichelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007)

Born: September 29, 1912 in Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Died: July 30, 2007 (age 94) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

Burglars stole an Oscar, awarded for career achievement, from his Rome apartment during the Christmas holidays. [December 1996]

Reality changes so rapidly that if one theme is not dealt with, another presents itself. Allowing one’s attention to be attracted by each little thing has become a vice of the imagination. All one has to do is to keep one’s eyes open: everything becomes full of meaning; everything cries out to be interpreted, reproduced. Thus, there is no one particular film that I would like to make; there is one for every single theme I perceive. And I am excited by these themes, day and night. However, opportunity and other practical considerations limit and direct the choice . . .

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