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Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007)


Michelangelo Antonioni was born in 1912 into a middle-class family and grew up in bourgeois surroundings of the Italian province. In Bologna he studied economics and commerce while he painted and also wrote criticism for a local newspaper. In 1939 he went to Rome and worked for the journal "Cinema" studying directorship at the School of Cinema. As ... See full bio »

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(age 94) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 43 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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  Two Telegrams (screenplay) (announced)
 2004 Eros (book "Quel Bowling sul Tevere" - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things") / (screenplay - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things")
 1995 Beyond the Clouds (book "That Bowling Alley on the Tiber River") / (screenplay)
 1982 Identification of a Woman (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 The Mystery of Oberwald (adaptation)
 1975 The Passenger (screenplay)
 1970 Zabriskie Point (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 Blow-Up (screenplay) / (story)
 1964 Red Desert
 1962 L'Eclisse (scenario and dialogue)
 1961 La Notte (screenplay) / (story)
 1960 L'Avventura (screenplay) / (story)
 1957 Il Grido (idea)
 1955 Le amiche (screenplay)
 1953 Love in the City (segment "Tentato suicidio")
 1953 I vinti (writer)
 1953 The Lady Without Camelias (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 The White Sheik (story - as M. Antonioni)
 1950 Story of a Love Affair (screenplay) / (story)
 1947 Tragic Hunt
 1942 I due Foscari (screenplay)
 1942 A Pilot Returns (screenplay)
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Concepted, directed and edited the music video for the Gianna Nannini song "Fotoromanza" (Italy, Betacam, 4 min, color). Production company: I.T.C. (Rome). Studios: Eta Beta (Rome). Cinematographer: Luciano Tovoli. Producer: Maurizio La Pira. Video consultant: Massimo Mazzanti. See more »

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32 Print Biographies | 15 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

M. Antonioni | Michelangiolo Antonioni

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on Identification of a Woman (1982)] I wanted to make a complete departure from any issues over colour or setting. This time, I wanted to focus attention on the characters. If there is some visual beauty, then it's due to the truth value of the emotions I have given the characters. Before this film, I gave too much importance to the setting. But now it's become too easy to make pretty movies. ... See more »

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Film historian Virginia Wright Wexman once described Antonioni's perspective on the world as that of a "post-religious Marxist and existentialist intellectual.". See more »

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Frequently deals with incommunicability See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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