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This study provides a detailed account of the 1960s film L'avventura. The book argues that in order to appreciate the film's greatness, it is necessary to understand not only that the film is a classic, but also that it represents a revolution in cinema.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published December 27th 1997 by British Film Institute
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Geoffrey Nowell-Smith takes a comprehensive look at BFI: L'Avventura (2008), the classic revolutionary film by Michaelangelo Antonioni. After the introduction the book is divided into six chapters: 1. The Scandal of 'L'Avventura' 2. The Director 3. The Adventure 4. A viewing 5. The World of 'L'Avventura' 6. Fortunes. There is an Appendix with the text of a speech by Roland Barthes for an honor bestowed on Antonioni by the city of Bologna. This is another well-researched analysis of a classic fil ...more
Another in the BFI Film Classics series. This one is on Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura. A good treatment of the classic 1960 film, which I rented from Amazon before reading the book. Last year I worked my way through the early German silent films, this year I'm working my way through the Italian films, mostly.