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Rockefeller's Melancholy

2 April 2012 8:00 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »


In conjunction with La Furia Umana, Notebook is very happy to present Ted Fendt's original English translation of Luc Moullet's "Rockefeller's Melancholy," on Michelangelo Antonioni. Moullet's original French version can be found at La Furia Umana. Our special thanks to Mr. Moullet, La Furia Umana and Ted Fendt for making this possible.

 Above: "John D. Rockefeller" (1917) by John Singer Sargent.

Drifting is the fundamental subject of Antonioni’s films.  They are about beings who don’t know where they are going, who constantly contradict themselves, and are guided by their momentary impulses.  We don’t understand what they feel or why they act as they do.

Psychological cinema could be defined in this way: it is psychological when you don’t understand the motivation of emotions and behaviors.  If you understand, it means it’s easy, immediately, at a very superficial level...  The filmmaker must therefore let it be »

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