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Michelangelo Antonioni
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Date of Birth: Sep 29, 1912

Country: Italy

Biography: was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema. As he was indebted to neorealism his films reflect his bourgeois roots like in his first movie Story of a Love Affair (1950) or The Lady Without Camelias (1953) or Le Amiche.

Total Titles at Criticker: 36 - You've Seen 0

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Titles You Haven't Rated: Director (30) | Writer (27) | Actor (9)
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1960 (2010)
The film is composed with archive footage about the most important events happened in 1960.
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Coração Vagabundo (2008)
"Errante Navegante" (Wandering Heart) intimately follows Caetano from São Paulo, New York to Japan, during the release of his first album recorded solely in English. It takes considerably more than a week-long series of shows at Carnegie Hall, accolades in the New York Times, or the admiration of friends like Pedro Almodóvar, David Byrne and Michelangelo Antonioni to make Caetano feel comfortable outside of Brazil (imdb)
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The last work of the experimental Italian director Alberto Grifi
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The Gaze of Michelangelo (2004)
This 20-minute short is Michelangelo Antonioni's true final film and, for a master film-maker who has peerlessly studied (over almost a 55-year period) the inability of people to communicate between one another, it is appropriate that his last characters are himself - who has been debilitated by a stroke and deprived of speech and most bodily movement for practically 20 years - and the "inanimate" statues found in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. (imdb)
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Eros (2004)
A three-part anthology film about love and sexuality: a menage-a-trois between a couple and a young woman on the coast of Tuscany; an advertising executive under enormous pressure at work, who, during visits to his psychiatrist, is pulled to delve into the possible reasons why his stress seems to manifest itself in a recurring erotic dream; and a story of unrequited love about a beautiful, 1960s high-end call girl in an impossible affair with her young tailor. (imdb)
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Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards the true image of that absolute and mysterious reality that nobody will ever see". (imdb)
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Noto, Mandorli, Vulcano, Stromboli, Carnevale (1992)
Antonioni's short documentary comprises five different aspects of Sicily. (KG)
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12 registi per 12 città (1989)
Promotional omnibus film, made for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy, featuring portraits of 12 Italian cities. (imdb)
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Kumbha Mela (1989)
Kumbha Mela (1989) - Short Film
The traditional Indian celebration.
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Ritorno a Lisca Bianca (1983)
Twenty-four years after L'Avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni returns to Lisca Bianca Island. The rarefied atmosphere of Lea's disappearance is recalled by some audio excerpts from the original movie. (imdb)
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Identification of a Woman (1982)
The movie director Niccolo has just been left by his wife. This gives him the idea of making a movie about womens relationships... (imdb)
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Room 666 (1982)
Room 666 (1982) - TV Movie
During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wenders asks a number of film directors from around the world to get, each one at a time, into a hotel room, turn on the camera and sound recorder, and, in solitude, answer a simple question: "What is the future of cinema?". (imdb)
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The Oberwald Mystery (1980)
A hunted man breaks into the castle at Oberwald to kill the Queen, but faints before doing so. He is Sebastian, the splitting image of the King who was assassinated on his wedding day. The Queen discovers that Sebastian once wrote a subversive poem that she liked, even though it was attacking her. The Queen dares Sebastian to kill her, otherwise she vows to kill him. (imdb)
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The Passenger (1975)
Originally released in 1975, The Passenger is, on the simplest level, a suspense story about a man trying to escape his own life. This haunting film is a portrait of a drained journalist, played by Jack Nicholson, whose deliverance is an identity exchange with a dead man. The film was shot on location and takes Nicholson on an incredible journey through Africa, Spain, Germany and England. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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Chung Kuo - Cina (1972)
A documentary on China, concentrating mainly on the faces of the people, filmed in the areas they were allowed to visit. The 220 minute version consists of three parts. The first part, taken around Beijing, includes a cotton factory, older sections of the city, and a clinic where a Cesarean operation is performed, using acupuncture. The middle part visits the Red Flag canal and a collective farm in Henan, as well as the old city of Suzhou. (imdb)
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Zabriskie Point (1970)
An epic portrait of late sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children.
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Blow-Up (1966)
A photographer who is talented but aimless has photographed violence and pain without feeling any involvement... (imdb)
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I tre volti (1965)
"The Screen Test," functions as a prolog to the other two. Directed by Antonioni, it presents a view of Soraya on the night of her screen test for this picture. "Famous Lovers" casts Soraya as a married woman having an affair with a struggling writer, Harris. The final episode has her playing an executive on a trip to Rome who is entertained by Sordi, a gigolo hired by her travel agency. (KG)
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Red Desert (1964)
Cold, rain, and fog surround a plant in Ravenna. Factory waste pollutes local lakes; hulking anonymous ships pass or dock and raise quarantine flags... (imdb)
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A young woman meets a vital young man, but the love affair is doomed because of the man's materialistic nature. (imdb)
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La Notte (1961)
Giovanni, a sucessful writer, and his wife Lydia visit their friend Tommaso who is dying in hospital... (imdb)
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A woman disappears during a Mediterranean boating trip. But during the search, her lover and her best friend become attracted to each other (imdb)
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Il Grido (1957)
A man wanders aimlessly, away from his town, away from the woman he loved, emotionally and socially inactive. (imdb)
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Le Amiche (1955)
Clelia comes from Rome to her native Turin, to set up a new fashion salon. On her first night, the woman in the next room of her hotel takes an overdose of pills. Clelia becomes involved with this woman, Rosetta, and three of her rich women friends, Momina, Nene, and Mariella. Momina is older than the others, and lives apart from her husband. Her current lover is Cesare, the architect of Clelia's salon. Nene is a talented ceramics artist, and lives with her fiance, the painter Lorenzo... (imdb)
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Seven top Italian filmmakers pooled their talents on the omnibus "reality" feature Amore in Citta (Love in the City). (AllMovie)
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I Vinti (1953)
Three stories of well-off youths who commit murders. In the French episode a group of high school students kill one of their colleagues for his money. In the Italian episode a university student is involved in smuggling cigarettes. In the English episode a lazy poet finds the body of a woman on the downs, and tries to sell his story to the press. (imdb)
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The Lady Without Camelias (1953)
A new starlet is discovered and has ups and downs in Italian films. (imdb)
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The White Sheik (1952)
The first two days of a marriage. Ivan, a punctilious clerk brings his virginal bride to Rome for a honeymoon... (imdb)
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Story of a Love Affair (1950)
Paola is a young, beautiful woman married to a wealthy entrepreneur. She meets her former lover Guido after seven years... (imdb)
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La villa dei mostri (1950)
La villa dei mostri (1950) is a short documentary on the Manieristic garden "Parco dei Mostri" in Bomarzo, near Viterbo, erected by Vicino Orsini during the 16th century. (SM)
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Sette canne, un vestito (1949)
A short documentary on the production of rayon, shot in Torviscosa (Italy). It portrays the production of this new synthetic fabric in the small town of Torviscosa, entirely built following strict fascist canons. (imdb)
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Superstizione (1949)
Documentary about superstitious traditions in rural Southern Italy. (imdb)
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The subject of this one is the production and consumption of the "photo novel" or fotonovela: a most-cinematic type of comic in which the frames are photographs rather than drawings. (Critical Culture)
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N.U. (1948)
N.U. (1948) - Short Film
Documentary about street cleaning in Rome. (imdb)
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Gente del Po (1947)
Gente del Po (1947) - Short Film
A short documentary by Antonioni.
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Un pilota ritorna (1942)
A young Italian pilot is interned in a British prison camp after his plane is shot down during the war against Greece. He falls in love with a doctor's daughter and manages to escape during a bombardment. He reaches home, wounded, just as news arrives of the Greek surrender. (imdb)
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