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L’eclisse

Michelangelo Antonioni

 
L’eclisse (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

10 Jun 2014

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  • Italy
  • 1962
  • 126 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.85:1
  • Italian
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  • Spine #278

The concluding chapter of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’avventura and La notte), L’eclisse tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) and drifts into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of connection in an alienating modern world.

Cast

Credits

DirectorMichelangelo Antonioni
Story and screenplayMichelangelo Antonioni and Tonino Guerra
with collaboration fromElio Bartolini and Ottiero Ottieri
Produced byRobert Hakim and Raymond Hakim
Photography byGianni di Venanzo
EditingEraldo Da Roma
MusicGiovanni Fusco
SoundClaudio Maielli
Sound assistantMario Bramonti
Assistant directorsGianni Arduini and Franco Indovina
Production managerDanilo Marciani
Set designPiero Poletto

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • Audio commentary by film scholar Richard Peña
  • Michelangelo Antonioni: The Eye That Changed Cinema (2001), a fifty-six-minute documentary exploring the director’s life and career
  • Elements of Landscape, a twenty-two-minute piece from 2005 about Antonioni and L’eclisse, featuring Italian film critic Adriano Aprà and longtime Antonioni friend Carlo di Carlo
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by film critics Jonathan Rosenbaum and Gilberto Perez, as well as excerpts from Antonioni’s writing about his work

    New cover by Lucien S. Y. Yang

Film Essays

L’eclisse: Antonioni and Vitti

By Gilberto PerezMarch 14, 2005

In the history of cinema, there have been several notable collaborations between a director . . . Read more »


Film Essays

On His Art: L’eclisse

By Michelangelo AntonioniMarch 14, 2005

A director is naturally a man like everyone else. Yet his life isn’t normal. For us, seeing is . . . Read more »


Film Essays

A Vigilance of Desire: Antonioni’s L’eclisse

By Jonathan RosenbaumMarch 14, 2005

Your vigilance as an artist is an amorous vigilance, a vigilance of desire.—Roland Barthes to . . . Read more »

Photo Galleries

Happy Birthday, Handsome

November 08, 2013


Photo Galleries

Antonioni’s Environments

November 21, 2011


Clippings

A Whole New Avventura

January 10, 2011

Stage-bound is not a term one is apt to associate with the minimalist, resolutely . . . Read more »


News

A Royal Summer in Belgium

July 01, 2010

Anyone in the market for a cinematic vacation might consider Brussels this summer. Belgium’s . . . Read more »


Film Essays

L’eclisse: Antonioni and Vitti

By Gilberto PerezMarch 14, 2005

In the history of cinema, there have been several notable collaborations between a director . . . Read more »


Film Essays

On His Art: L’eclisse

By Michelangelo AntonioniMarch 14, 2005

A director is naturally a man like everyone else. Yet his life isn’t normal. For us, seeing is . . . Read more »


Features

Antonioni on Antonioni: “Making a Film Is My Way of Life”

March 14, 2005

The first time I put an eye behind a camera (a 16mm Bell & Howell), it was in a lunatic . . . Read more »


Film Essays

A Vigilance of Desire: Antonioni’s L’eclisse

By Jonathan RosenbaumMarch 14, 2005

Your vigilance as an artist is an amorous vigilance, a vigilance of desire.—Roland Barthes to . . . Read more »