Tribute Amos Vogel

L' ECLISSE

ECLIPSE
Michelangelo Antonioni
I, FRA 1962
123min
V'04

The third of the trilogy which includes Lavventura and La notte, this is Antonionis ultimate comment on the alienation of man in contemporary society. It is best exemplified by the last part of the film, one of the great sequences in film history. Repeatedly excised by various distributors as «irrelevant», this is, in fact, the films monstrous
climax. The two protagonists have failed to «connect» and do not appear for their date. Instead, in 58 shots lasting seven minutes, we are subjected to an astonishing succession of empty streetscapes (at times referring back to earlier episodes in the film), signs, pavements, shadows, traffic lights, a darkening sky, and then night: a visual metaphor for the eclipse of man. (Amos Vogel)

Credits
  • Moniva Vitti - Vittoria
  • Alain Delon - Piero
  • Francisco Rabal - Riccardo
  • Louis Seigner - Ercoli
  • Lilla Brignone - Vittorias Mutter
  • Tonino Guerra
  • Michaelangelo Antonioni
  • Elio Bartolini
  • Ottiero Ottieri
  • Renato Cadueri
  • Claudio Maielli
  • Gianni Di Venanzo
  • Eraldo Da Roma
  • Giovanni Fusco
  • Piero Poletto
  • Gitt Magrini
  • Bice Brichetto
Cineriz
Canal+ Image Dominique Brunet Espace Eifel, 1 place du Spectacle 92863 Issy les Moulineaux Cedex 9, Frankreich T 1 71 35 09 60 F 1 71 35 11 98
35 mm
bw
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