Blind Spot Series 2017:L’Avventura (1960)

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L’Avventura (1960)
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni
Produced by Amato Pennasilico
Written by Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Tonino Guerra
Cinematography by Aldo Scavarda
Edited by Eraldo Da Roma
Music by Giovanni Fusco
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(For more about the Blind Spot series, please check out The Matinee.)

“Everything is becoming so hideously easy. Even forgetting pain.”

This line – delivered late in the film – summarizes what L’Avventura is all about. It is a revelatory line for the character who delivers it, a line that not only encapsulates everything about the film, but also barely scratches the surface of much bigger themes.

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What’s On Your List?

The next Barnes & Noble/Criterion 50% off sale is coming soon… Since I live near a Costco which usually has several Criterion titles on hand, and since I just bought some titles at the last Barnes & Noble sale, I probably won’t get much this time around.

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In fact, the only title that’s a must- buy right now is The In-Laws, I movie I’ve loved ever since I saw it on HBO shortly after its initial release.

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Of course I could be persuaded to pick up The Palm Beach Story and Paris Belongs to Us, two very different films, but films I know I’ll want to revisit sooner rather than later.

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I know I should probably blind-buy A Brighter Summer Day, but I’d really like to see it first.

So, what are you planning on getting?