Following on the footsteps of Ingmar Bergman, Italian bundle of joy Michelangelo Antonioni, director of seminal 60s pieces Blow-Up (later remade by Brian DePalma as the far more entertaining Blow-Out) and Zabriskie Point (worth seeing for the gloriously gorgeous end scene – the most beautiful explosion ever filmed), two fiercely intellectual and political – if lethally dull – movies, passed on today. I’m not conversant with his work beyond those two movies, but I’m sure he’ll be missed too.

31.07.2007 • Permalink