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Among the major notables who passed from the scene this year, three of the most famous -- two masters of cinema and a genius of football -- died on the same day: July 30. Two others -- a historic Russian leader and a U.S. chronicler of war -- left us...
Zap2It.comMichelangelo Antonioni, one of Italy's most famed modernist film directors, has died at the age of 94. The filmmaker died late Monday night, July 30, following the death of famed Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Antonioni received Oscar nominations...
Tags: Ingmar Bergman, Crimes, Death, Cinema Industry, Jack Nicholson
After the deaths last year of filmmakers Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni and Edward Yang, and cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs, organizers of the 2007 AFI Film Festival created a "Milestones" programming block to honor them. "These were the people...
Special to The TimesThe whole suburbs-as-repository-of-psychic-despair thing has been pretty well covered, what with "Blue Velvet," "American Beauty" and "Desperate Housewives" working that particular cul-de-sac of the subdivision. "Laura Smiles" has little to add to the...
Tags: Cinema Industry, Ingmar Bergman, Entertainment, Death, Movies
Special to The Times++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ How ironic -- yet oddly fitting -- that Michelangelo Antonioni should die in Italy, at 94, the day after Ingmar Bergman died at 89 in Sweden. At the time of their deaths they were arguably Europe's two...
Times Staff WriterMichelangelo Antonioni's "The Passenger" doesn't tell the story of David Locke ( Jack Nicholson), a reporter who exchanges identities with a gun runner after finding him dead in his Chadian hotel room (with Algeria doing the honors), so much as it gazes...
Tribune movie criticWhen the Oscar nominations come out Tuesday, there are bound to be cries of injustice -- and in many cases, those charges will have merit. Can anyone really defend the exclusion from the Oscar nominee list in various years of movies such as "Some Like...
Tags: Joel McCrea, Dennis Hopper, Academy Awards, Crimes, Grace Kelly
Sun Movie CriticTalent will out -- that's the theme of the Oscars that will go down in history as The Lord of the Rings sweep. Despite its accumulating critical awards and guild honors and box-office returns, purveyors of inside-Hollywood dope kept insisting that...
Times Staff WriterMartin Scorsese's superb, monumental "My Voyage to Italy" began in his parents' Little Italy living room in the late '40s when his Sicilian immigrant family gathered around its new TV on Friday nights to watch Italian movies. He tells us that were it...
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday December 3, 1999 In recent years, Italy's grand master, Michelangelo Antonioni, has been largely silenced by a 1985 stroke that has left his speech impaired but from which he otherwise recovered. In 1995, he returned to feature filmmaking...
Tags: Susan Sarandon, Cary Elwes, Brian Eno, Jean Reno, Van Morrison
Times Staff WriterBorn in poverty in 1957 in Teheran, Mohsen Makhmalbaf established himself early on as one of Iran's most gifted and outspoken filmmakers--and at last report is still vowing to make no more films in his native country as a protest of its severe...
Tags: China, Social Issues, Crimes, Iran, Sociology
TIMES STAFF WRITERFriday April 6, 2001 Jonathan Nossiter's "Signs & Wonders" has such resonance and sophistication that it recalls the cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni in its powerful evocation of the essentially enigmatic quality of human nature. Instead of the...
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