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Antonioni's segment, Roma.
Ben_Cheshire from Oz
24 June 2004
Antonioni films great monuments and sights in Rome, ending up at the roof of
the Cistene chapel in Vaticano. He films it so beautifully that, at an art
gallery screening, you almost forget that this is essentially a tourism
It is a rare treat to see such beautiful celluloid expended on just
sight-seeing. But, having been to Rome, i know the sights really deserve
This is really Antonioni's passion. He probably enjoyed making this much
more than he enjoyed making La Notte (which was all about
But I personally wish Antonioni wouldn't spend his time filming other
people's great works of art instead of making the next Blowup - but he's 83
at time of writing, and that's how he did choose to spend it, so we have to
just savour those few features he did make.
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