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FILM trains in cinema



The Art of Memory has a set of visual / audio posts on trains in film. A labour of love.


So far found:


trains in cinema, part 1


part 3


part 5


part 7


part 8


pickpocket: footsteps, car loops, train drones and station ambience



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FILM The title sequence



Chapter 39; A History of Film Title Sequence


A post from A History of Graphic Design by Guity Novin.



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FILM ESSAY ANTONIONI L’Avventura (1961) [from blog The Film Sufi]



Film blog The Film Sufi does a handy essay “L’Avventura” – Michelangelo Antonioni (1960) (posted 17 July 2010)


He or she divides the analysis into 5 sections like five movements in a musical composition


Plenty of stills.


Cinematic Expression in “L’Avventura” (Another Sufi essay on Antonioni)


La Notte (1961), L’Eclisse (1962), Red Desert (1964) also have substantial posts on them here in The Film Sufi.



May 28, 2012 Posted by | Antonioni, Film blog - The Film Sufi, L'Avventura, La Notte [1961], Red Desert [1964], Red Dsert [1964] | , , , , | Leave a comment

FILM BLOG Konagal



Nothing more fun that finding yet another film blog. Looking for stuff on Antonioni came across a 20 Feb 2011 in Konagal, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura.

There are no hard and fast rules about film blogs, but if there were, mine would be put lots of stills to go with the words. Here in a short post, lot’s of them.

To be hungry for other’s views on films watched or/and admired is natural for enthusiastic cinéastes. One of the greatest pleasures is to be reminded of the visual qualities of she film, by visual means, before settling down to read the text. And one of the starter questions can often be why those particular stills have been used. Do they come from a Google search or from a viewing?

A simple search on L’Aventura has a great variety of stills from the film (if you know what you’re looking at…). So, if you’re going to chose 6 stills to represent the film, which do you chose? Funnily enough I’m not putting any in this post but will try to do a stills only for L’Aventura when I find the ones I want.



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FILM ANTONIONI Le Amiche [1955]



Le Amiche*


A short review in Senses of Cinema by Hugo Santander Ferreira [13 March 2011]

There is a freshness to Le Amiche that will always surprise new generations of moviegoers. An early feature by Michelangelo Antonioni, it introduces us to many of the key elements and themes explored in the director’s later, more prestigious works.



* The Girlfriends



May 28, 2012 Posted by | Césare Pavese, L’avventura (1960), L’eclisse (1962) | , , | Leave a comment