La Notte (1961)
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La Notte is another of Michelangelo Antonioni's cinematic interrupted journeys. Just as no one solved the central mystery in Antonioni's L'Avventura, neither does anyone truly enjoy the literary party that is La Notte's centerpiece. The party is being thrown to celebrate the publication of author Marcello Mastrioanni's new novel. But before he even reaches the door of the house, Mastrioanni's evening is ruined when his wife Jeanne Moreau announces suddenly she is disgusted with him--this
Jan 1, 1961 Wide
May 8, 2001
Maria Pia Luzi
Guido A. Marsan
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It's impossible to discern the relevance of this kind of film-making, which is doubtless why nobody (including Antonioni) practises it any more.
Too sensitive and subtle for apt description are his pictorial fashionings of a social atmosphere, a rarefied intellectual climate, a psychologically stultifying milieu...Even boredom is made interesting by him.
Whatever one's occasional misgivings, this feature comes from what is widely considered to be Antonioni's richest period, and evidence of his stunning mastery is available throughout.
Pay closest attention when the least seems to be happening, and you never know what you'll notice.
The substance of La Notte is owed entirely to Antonioni's intoxicating ambiance, and his stars' ability to speak in looks and gestures more than words.
Stylistically, La Notte intrigues but, in the realm of ideas, I think the movie begins to plod and drag halfway through
For all the sublimity of its craft, La Notte will leave most viewers feeling no less bored than its ennui-afflicted characters.
This problematic film serves more as a transition for Antonioni than anything else.
A beautifully filmed but painfully slow-moving study of dysfunctional relationships courtesy of Antonioni.
La Notte is a slow and methodical film, like all of Antonioni's work, but La Notte's wandering first act makes it hard to embrace all-out.
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