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NYT & LAT | Michelangelo Antonioni, 94, Italian Director, Dies

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire July 31, 2007 at 6:22AM

The New York Times reports on the death of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, calling him, "The Italian director whose chilly canticles of alienation were cornerstones of international filmmaking in the 1960s, inspiring intense measures of admiration, denunciation and confusion." The Italian master director died on Monday in Rome, on the same day as Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish filmmaker who died at home in Sweden. The Los Angeles Times praised him as "the master Italian film director who depicted the emotional alienation of Italy's postwar generation in films such as 'L'Avventura' and 'La Notte' but achieved his greatest popular success with 'Blowup', an enigmatic tale set in 'swinging' London of the 1960s."
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The New York Times reports on the death of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni, calling him, "The Italian director whose chilly canticles of alienation were cornerstones of international filmmaking in the 1960s, inspiring intense measures of admiration, denunciation and confusion." The Italian master director died on Monday in Rome, on the same day as Ingmar Bergman, the Swedish filmmaker who died at home in Sweden. The Los Angeles Times praised him as "the master Italian film director who depicted the emotional alienation of Italy's postwar generation in films such as 'L'Avventura' and 'La Notte' but achieved his greatest popular success with 'Blowup', an enigmatic tale set in 'swinging' London of the 1960s."