Friday, March 29, 2013

Michelangelo Antonioni: L'Avventura (Take I)

In Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura (1960), we're still in Italy, but unlike Il Grido, we're now following ultra-wealthy developers, royalty and their entourage instead of working class people. Visually, it's another stunning black and white film, focusing here on Italian Mediterranean land and seascapes (particularly around the Regione Siciliana), ancient and new architecture, abandoned fascist-Futurist projects (the police and/or military still wear fascist-looking uniforms), and travel by boat, rail, foot and automobile.

A little more on the set-up in the next post.

Today's Rune: Warrior.       


the walking man said...

I am so tired of thinking about class in society. Let the wealthy drown in their dollars and let the impoverished simply understand that the system has always been set against all but the rare few.

Charles Gramlich said...

Aren't most military and police uniforms somewhat fascist in appearance?