Michelangelo Antonioni's "Il Deserto Rosso" ("Red Desert)," 1964.

Red Desert (1964)

Film stills from Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert Said

Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007). Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents": L'Avventura, La Notte, and Eclipse. He "redefined the concept of narrative cinema" and challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. He produced "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" and rejected action in favor of contemplation, focusing on image and design over character and sto

Michelangelo Antonioni September 1912 – 30 July was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and short story writer. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents": L'Avventura La Notte and L'Eclisse

Red Desert Film | Red Desert” - Michelangelo Antonioni (1964)

Red Desert Michelangelo Antonioni) Cinematography by Carlo Di Palma

L'Eclisse --Michelangelo Antonioni

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L’Eclisse, dir. Michelangelo Antonioni “It is the things, objects, and materials that have weight today.” (Michelangelo Antonioni) The Eclipse is a study of relationships.

Mastroianni & Vitti - la Notte (Antonioni, 1961)

The Night (La Notte) -Italian- Jeanne Moreau, Marcello Mastroianni, Monica Vitti - Director: Michelangelo Antonioni IMDB: A day in the life of an unfaithful married couple and their steadily deteriorating relationship.

There is much debate about Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s intentions for the highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert (1964).  This Technicolor masterwork was Antonioni’s first color feature, and presents us with one of the most emotionally illustrative and evocative uses of pallete in cinema history.

Film stills from Michelangelo Antonioni and cinematographer Carlo Di Palma’s highly controlled and extremely expressive use of color in Red Desert Said

05.01- La Notte / michelangelo antonioni / 1961' / 120mins

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