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GUARDIAN | First Ingmar Bergman, now Michelangelo Antonioni

GUARDIAN | First Ingmar Bergman, now Michelangelo Antonioni

Ingmar Bergman left in the early hours of yesterday morning. Within a few hours, Michelangelo Antonioni had followed him through the exit door,” notes Xan Brooks on the Guardian’s film blog, “It remains to be seen whether this signals the onset of some art-house apocalypse – some Biblical purge of revered European auteurs – but the omens are hardly encouraging. How are Godard, Resnais and Rohmer bearing up? Can we urge them to stay indoors, wrap up warm, and maybe put on some old DVDs. Anything to keep them out of circulation until the curse has run its course.” And in a separate post on the same blog, Andrew Pulver considers some of the best scenes from Antonioni films.

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