Michelangelo Antonioni

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Michelangelo Antonioni

Italian modernist film director, screenwriter, editor and short story writeradd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1912.

Countries: Italy (36%), United States (20%), Spain (9%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ingmar Bergman, Blowup, Monica Vitti

Linked to: University of Bologna, Beijing Film Academy, Chicago Sun-Times, Grateful Dead




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Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912. add something


A precocious violinist, he gave his first concert at the age of nine. add something


In a speech at Cannes about L'Avventura, Antonioni said that in the modern age of reason and science, mankind still lives by "a rigid and stereotyped morality which all of us recognize as such and yet sustain out of cowardice and sheer laziness". add something


Monica Vitti - "'Monica Vitti"' is an Italian actress best known for her starring roles in films directed by Michelangelo Antonioni during the early 1960s


In 1940, Antonioni moved to Rome, where he worked for Cinema, the official Fascist film magazine edited by Vittorio Mussolini. add something


In 1942, Antonioni co-wrote Un pilota ritorna with Roberto Rossellini and worked as assistant director on Enrico Fulchignoni's I due Foscari. add something


Valentina Cortese - Cortese appeared in Jules Dassin's "Thieves' Highway" , Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Barefoot Contessa" , Michelangelo Antonioni's "Le Amiche" , Gérard Brach's "The Boat on the Grass", Terry Gilliam's "The Adventures of Baron Munchausen" , and in the Franco Zeffirelli projects such as the 1972 film "Brother Sun, Sister Moon", his 1977 miniseries, "Jesus of Nazareth" and the 1993 film "Sparrow"


Monica Vitti - Michelangelo Antonioni and Vitti met in the late 1950s, and their relationship grew stronger after L'Avventura was made, because it had shaped both their careers


Massimo Girotti - In 1950, he starred opposite Lucia Bosé in Michelangelo Antonioni's first full length feature, "Cronaca di un amore"


Tonino Cervi - He made his debut as a film producer in 1952, with "La Peccatrice dell'isola" by Sergio_Corbucci; among others, he produced works of Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico_Fellini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Mauro Bolognini, Francesco Rosi, Mario Monicelli


Lucia Bose - In 1953, Michelangelo Antonioni asked her to play Clara Manni in "La signora senza camelie" and Juan Antonio Bardem cast her in the lead of "Muerte de un ciclista"


Gabriele Ferzetti - In 1955, Ferzetti starred as a downbeat, struggling artist named Lorenzo alongside Eleonora Rossi Drago, Franco Fabrizi and Valentina Cortese in Michelangelo Antonioni's "Le amiche"


Monica Vitti - In 1957 she joined Michelangelo Antonioni's "Teatro Nuovo di Milano" and later played a leading role in his internationally praised and *award winning film "L'avventura" as a detached and cool protagonist drifting into a relationship with the lover of her missing girlfriend


Franco Indovina - In 1959, he was assistant of Michelangelo Antonioni on the set of "L'Avventura"


Gabriele Ferzetti - Ferzetti made his international breakthrough in 1960 in his most acclaimed role as an oversexed, restless playboy in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial "L'avventura"


Gabriele Ferzetti - Later in 1960, Ferzetti made his international breakthrough as an oversexed, restless playboy Sandro in Michelangelo Antonioni's controversial "L'avventura"


Paul Haggis - After viewing Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 film "Blowup", he traveled to England with the intent of becoming a fashion photographer


Carlo Ponti - He subsequently produced three notable films with Michelangelo Antonioni, "Blowup" in 1966, "Zabriskie Point" in 1970 and "The Passenger" in 1974


Veruschka von Lehndorff - She had garnered attention when she made a brief five minute appearance in the 1966 cult film "Blow Up" by Michelangelo Antonioni


Blowup - "'Blowup"', or "'Blow-Up"', is a 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni about a fashion photographer, played by David Hemmings, who believes he has unwittingly captured a murder on film


Mark Frechette - He is best known for his lead role in the 1970 film "Zabriskie Point", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, in which he was cast despite having no previous acting experience


In 1972, in between Zabriskie Point and The Passenger, Antonioni was invited by the Mao government of the People's Republic of China to visit the country. add something


Bowling Green State University, 1973. add something


L'ultima sequenza di Professione: Reporter, 1974. add something


Antonioni visto da Antonioni, 1978. add something


In 1980, Antonioni made Il mistero di Oberwald, an experiment in the electronic treatment of color, recorded in video and translated to film, featuring Monica Vitti once more. add something


Berkeley : University of California Press, 1985. add something


In 1985, Antonioni suffered a stroke, which left him partly paralyzed and unable to speak. add something


In 1994 he was given the Honorary Academy Award "in recognition of his place as one of the cinema's master visual stylists. add something


Elsa Dax - In 1994, she worked as a production assistant for the film "Beyond the Clouds", directed by Michelangelo Antonioni


New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. add something


Irene Jacob - In 1995, she appeared in six films, including "Victory", with Willem Dafoe and Sam_Neill; Michelangelo Antonioni's "Beyond the Clouds"; and Oliver Parker's adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Othello", in which Jacob spoke all of her lines in English for the first time on film


Beyond the Clouds (1995 film) - "'Beyond the Clouds"' is a 1995 Italian-French-German romance film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and Wim Wenders and starring John Malkovich, Sophie Marceau, Vincent Perez, Irène Jacob, and Jean Reno


American actor Peter Weller, whom Antonioni directed in Beyond the Clouds, explained in a 1996 interview: "There is no director living except maybe Kurosawa, Bergman, or Antonioni that I would fall down and do anything for. add something


Fare un film per me è vivere, 1996. add something


Kim Rossi Stuart - Then he acted with director Antonioni in "Al di là delle nuvole" and played Julien Sorel in the French TV-series "Le Rouge et le Noir" in 1997, based upon the famous book of the same title by Stendhal


New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998. add something


Antonioni: Lo sguardo che cambio il cinema, 2001. add something


Ivo van Hove - Since 2001, he has worked at the Toneelgroep Amsterdam, where he has directed "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, the marathon performance of "Romeinse Tragedies" , "Opening Night" by John Cassavetes, "Rocco and his brothers" by Luchino Visconti, and "Teorema" , "Antonioni-project" in tribute to Michelangelo Antonioni, "Kreten en gefluister" by Ingmar Bergman, "La voix humaine " by Jean Cocteau, "Zomertrilogie" in tribute to Carlo Goldoni, and "Kinderen van de Zon" by Gorki for Toneelgroep Amsterd


Ingmar Bergman stated in 2002 that he considered some of Antonioni's films, including Blowup and La notte, masterpieces for their detached and dreamlike quality, but found the other films boring and noted that he had never understood why Antonioni was held in such esteem. add something


Caetano Veloso - By 2004, he was one of the most respected and prolific international pop stars, with more than 50 recordings available including songs in film soundtracks of Michelangelo Antonioni's "Eros", Pedro Almodóvar's "Hable con ella", and "Frida", for which he performed at the 75th Academy *awards but did not win


He was buried in his home town of Ferrara on August 2, 2007. add something

Michelangelo Antonioni died in 2007 add something


Antonioni died aged 94 on 30 July 2007 in Rome, the same day that another renowned film director, Ingmar Bergman, died add something


He was buried in his home town of Ferrara on 2 August 2007 add something


Marc Rembold - The film festival "volts&visions" 2007 in Zurich had a live Art Screen Animation during the projection of Michelangelo Antonioni's "Blow-Up"


Ingmar Bergman - He died peacefully in his sleep, at his home on Fårö, on 30 July 2007, at the age of eighty-nine, the same day that another renowned film director, Michelangelo Antonioni, died.


Ingmar Bergman - He died peacefully in his sleep, at his home on Fårö, on 30 July 2007, at the age of 89, the same day that another renowned film director, Michelangelo Antonioni, died