News reports from Rome are that Michelangelo Antonioni, director of Blow-Up, The Passenger, and L’Avventura, died yesterday at the age of 94. As a tribute, here are the amazing final six minutes of The Passenger, one long take out a window, into the streets, and back. With Bergman and Antonioni gone in one day, we’re crossing our fingers for Jean-Luc Godard. Hey Jean-Luc, steer clear of Norman Mailer, okay?
Italian Director, Oscar Winner Antonioni Dies [USAT]
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