Friday, February 12, 2010
In a discussion at a Goodreads bookclub a friend posted this link. It's from Antonioni's The Passenger and I had to post it here it is so mindblowing. I haven't seen this movie in years, but I'm going to get it from the library (!) in a few days. I used to be quite mad about Antonioini: Blow Up and Zabrinski Point were such treats to see in a movie theatre when I was first exploring movies. There was a time when "everybody" in North America watched international films. A movie theatre owner used to be able to amke a living by showing these international movies several nights a week. It's so strange to think of that nowadays.
You can see the influence of Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock so magnificently.
Today Stagg and I are watching the Japanese film Women Of The Night directed by Kenji Mizoguchi in 1948.
Do you go to see international films or rent them?