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Antonioni, or, The Surface of the World

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ISBN-10: 0520053419
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Michelangelo Antonioni is one of the great visual artists of the cinema. The central and distinguishing strength of Antonioni's mature films, Seymour Chatman argues, is narration by a kind of visual minimalism, by an intense concentration on the sheer appearance of things and a rejection of explanatory dialogue. Though traditional audiences have balked at the 'opacity' of Antonioni's films, it is precisely their rendered surface that is so eloquent once one learns to read it.
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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: University of California Press (November 3, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0520053419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0520053410
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,202,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is a critical review of the movie career of Antionioni. It helped me to understand the Great Teatrology of the Antonioni's work - L'Aventurra, La Notte, Eclipse and Red Desert much better. Director is researching the same themes of loneliness, impossibility of love and connections in the modern world full of dehumanizing technology. Landscapes and architecture, subtle variations of mood, breeze and movement ... and sadness.
I was amazed by Chatman's bibliography list. He'd read anything and everything there is to read about Antonioni. The books follow movies frame by frame with critical acclaim given to all aspects of Antonioni's art. Must read!!!
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I was amazed by Chatman's bibliography list. He'd read anything and everything there is to read about Antonioni. The books follow movies frame by frame with critical acclaim given to all aspects of Antonioni's art. Must read!!!
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Comprei esse livro pra dar de presente para a minha mulher. Não entendi como um livro com um papel tão vagabundo, ilustrações tão pouco nítidas e encadernação tão porca pode custar tão caro... quanto ao conteúdo, não tenho a menor idéia. As 3 estrelas são pelo preço vs. qualidade da edição.
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