Criterion Collection (Firm)

Blu-ray - 2014

Story about the search for a girl lost on an island; gradually the searchers become preoccupied with their own problems, and the girl is never found.

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Detective and mystery films
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[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection c2014.
Corporate Author
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Corporate Author
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Other Authors
Michelangelo Antonioni (film director)
Blu-ray special edition ; Blu-ray edition ; widescreen
Item Description
Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features: audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood ; selected scene commentary by filmmaker Olivier Assayas; Antonioni: documents and testimonials, 58 minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi; writings by Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson; trailer; essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, along with the statement Antonioni made about the film and the letter that circulated in support of it after its 1960 Cannes premiere.
Physical Description
1 videodisc (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Blu-ray, widescreen (1.77:1), mono; requires Blu-ray player.
Production Credits
Director of photography, Aldo Scavarda ; editor, Eraldo da Roma ; music, Giovanni Fusco.
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Review by Library Journal Review

The first of his "alienation trilogy"-succeeded by Le notte (LJ 3/15/14) and L'eclisse (LJ 8/14)-Michelangelo Antonioni's landmark Cannes Film Festivalwinner upended established film grammar with its unconventional narrative. A woman goes missing on the island stopover of a yachting jaunt, leading to a futile search and eventual romance between her lover (Gabriele Ferzetti) and gal pal (Monica Vitti). Thwarting expectations, the focus shifts to their relationship, not the disappearance. For more serious "art film" fans. [See Trailers, LJ 10/1/14.] (c) Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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