VIDEO: The Existential Noir of Michelangelo Antonioni

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by Kevin B. Lee
January 24, 2012 5:20 PM
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"With the Noir City Film Festival in full swing in San Francisco, we felt it was the right moment to revisit the doomed romance in Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Story of a Love Affair. Though Antonioni is best known as the Italian master of art cinema, his Antonioni’s first film, Story of a Love Affair, was fashioned after ’40s Hollywood films noir like Double Indemnity, Shadow of a Doubt and The Naked City. Watch this video essay to get a sense of what noir Antonioni-style looks like."

To read the full transcript of the video and watch The Story of a Love Affair at Fandor.

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