Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007)


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Together with Fellini, Bergman and Kurosawa, Michelangelo Antonioni is credited with defining the modern art film. And yet Antonioni's cinema is also recognized today for defying any easy categorization, with his films ultimately seeming to belong to their own distinctive genre. Indeed, the difficulty of precisely describing their category is ... See full bio »

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(age 94) in Rome, Lazio, Italy

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Blow-Up Writer
(1966)
L'Avventura Writer
(1960)
The Passenger Writer
(1975)
Le Amiche Writer
(1955)

Filmography

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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 Beyond the Clouds (book "That Bowling Alley on the Tiber River") / (screenplay)
 1995 To Make a Film Is to Be Alive (Documentary) (texts)
 1983 Return to Lisca Bianca Island (TV Short documentary)
 1982 Identification of a Woman (screenplay) / (story)
 1980 The Mystery of Oberwald (adaptation)
 1975 The Passenger (screenplay)
 1972 Chung Kuo - Cina (Documentary) (concept - uncredited)
 1970 Zabriskie Point (screenplay) / (story)
 1966 Blow-Up (screenplay) / (story)
 1964 Red Desert
 1962 Il fiore e la violenza (screenplay - segment "Il delitto") / (story - segment "Il delitto")
 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 (segment "Tentato suicidio", uncredited)
 1953 The Vanquished (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)
 1947 Tragic Hunt
 1942 I due Foscari (screenplay)
 1942 A Pilot Returns (screenplay)
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Other Works:

Wrote film criticism and theater reviews for newspaper "Il Corriere Padano" (1935), film magazines "Cinema" (1940) and "Film d'oggi", "la Fiera letteraria", "Film rivisita", and underground paper "Italia libera" (1946-1949) (see "Michelangelo critico cinematografico (1935-1949)" edited by Aldo Tassone, in Bianco e Nero (Rome), ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

M. Antonioni | Michelangiolo Antonioni

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Enrica Antonioni  (his death) | See more »

Parents:

Ismaele Antonioni | Elisabetta Antonioni
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on François Truffaut] I think his films are like a river, lovely to see, to bathe in, extraordinarily refreshing and pleasant. Then the water flows and is gone. Very little of the pleasant feeling remains because I soon feel dirty again and need another bath. His images are as powerful as those of Resnais or Godard, but his stories are frivolous. I suppose that's what I object to. René Clair ... See more »

Trivia:

The statuette of his Honorary Academy Award was stolen by burglars and had to be replaced. See more »

Trademark:

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

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