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Festival de Cannes 70: L'Eclisse, 1962

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. 157 more words

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Antonioni's "Zabriskie Point": a terrible, senseless and fascinating film.

I am a firm believer that bad movies have a place in our culture and our lives. If you’re a film buff you can’t expect to like everything you see, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing, and I think we can learn a lot from truly terrible films. 1,109 more words

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Blind Spot Series: Il Grido (1957)

When an Italian woman named Irma (Alida Valli) learns that her husband has died abroad, Aldo (Steve Cochran) — her lover of seven years and the father of her young daughter, Rosina (Mirna Girardi) — assumes that the two of them will finally marry; Irma has other ideas. 523 more words

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Zabriskie Point Revisited

When I first saw Zabriskie Point two years ago, I was not very impressed.  A long-time Antonioni fan, I felt its themes were handled clumsily. 350 more words

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Festival de Cannes 70: Blow-Up, 1967

A sunny shout-out to 70 winners at the Cannes Film Festival to celebrate the 70th event which is just around the corner – in no particular order. 171 more words

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Film #597: Blow-Up (1966)

Despite my look at foreign language films being over, I’m still coming across English-language pictures that have been helmed by foreign directors. A case in point is 1966’s Blow-Up which was the first English language movie of Italian Michelangelo Antonioni but was set in contemporary London during the swinging sixties era. 773 more words

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