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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 »


(age 94) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 46 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Blow-Up Writer
L'Avventura Writer
Professione: reporter
Le Amiche
Le Amiche Writer


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  Two Telegrams (screenplay) (announced)
  Welcome to the Basement (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode, 2017) (story - 1 episode, 2017)
- Zabriskie Point (2017) ... (screenplay) / (story)
 2004 Eros (book "Quel Bowling sul Tevere" - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things") / (screenplay - segment "The Dangerous Thread of Things")
 2004 Michelangelo Eye to Eye (Documentary short) (story)
 1995 Al di là delle nuvole (book "That Bowling Alley on the Tiber River") / (screenplay)
 1983 Ritorno a Lisca Bianca (TV Short documentary)
 1982 Identification of a Woman (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 The Mystery of Oberwald (adaptation)
 1975 Professione: reporter (screenplay)
 1972 Chung Kuo - Cina (Documentary) (concept - uncredited)
 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) / (screenplay)
 1955 Le Amiche (screenplay)
 1953 Love in the City (Documentary) (segment "Tentato suicidio", uncredited)
 1953 I vinti (screenplay) / (story)
 1953 The Lady Without Camelias (screenplay) / (story)
 1952 The White Sheik (story - as M. Antonioni)
 1950 Story of a Love Affair (screenplay) / (story)
 1950 La villa dei mostri (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1950 The Funicular of Mount Faloria (Documentary short)
 1949 Lies of Love (Documentary short) (writer - uncredited)
 1948 Seven Reeds, One Suit (Documentary short) (writer - uncredited)
 1947 People of the Po Valley (Documentary short) (uncredited)
 1942 I due Foscari (screenplay)
 1942 Un pilota ritorna (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Directed the Renault 9 "Macadam Star" TV commercial (Italy/France, 30/45/57/60 seconds, color). Agency: Publicis Conseil (Paris). Creatives: Dorothea Flandrin & Bruno de Cugnac. Production company: C.E.P. (Rome). Cinematographer: Alfio Contini. Music: "Pas de six" from "Guillaume Tell", composed by Gioachino Rossini and ... See more »

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

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Alternate Names:

M. Antonioni | Michelangiolo Antonioni


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

I never discuss the plots of my films. I never release a synopsis before I begin shooting. How could I? Until the film is edited, I have no idea myself what it will be about. And perhaps not even then. Perhaps the film will only be a mood, or a statement about a style of life. Perhaps it has no plot at all. I depart from the script constantly. I may film scenes I had no intention of filming; ... See more »


Was invited by the Mao government of the People's Republic of China to visit the country after which he made the documentary Chung Kuo - Cina (1972). See more »


His films frequently starred Monica Vitti or other statuesque actresses See more »

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