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Friday, August 26, 2005

Professione: reporter (1975) - part1 - Michelangelo Antonioni

"Another movie, another planet".
This week let's take a close up onto the rarest movie by one of the few remaining Master of the Cinematograph : Michelangelo Antonioni.

Professione: reporter aka The Passenger has achieved a cult status among most of the people who had the chance to see it since 1975. For many years, Jack Nicholson, the leading act, owned the rights of the movie & for reasons i don't know blocked any viewing and video releases. However in 2001, It's true that Japan Company Imagica released a region 0 DVD but as it's really nearly impossible to get, i thought that Professione: reporter deserves to be honoured on this blog.

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But before going any further, i'm glad to announce that Sonyclassics will re-releases it in October 2005 in the US theaters. So maybe we can expect a true DVD release in 2006.

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Luciano Tovoli is the cinematographer.
2 years after he'll do Suspiria by Dario Argento.

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Once again Maria Schneider is gorgeous in what is may be her best movie.
Unfortunately she's well know for her part in Bertolucci's Last Tango In Paris but i think this movie is a bit dated nowadays.

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I love this sequence filmed in Barcelona at the famous La Pedrera built by Antonio Gaudi. Antonioni also shots at Palau Güell where Jack Nicholson & Maria Schneider met.

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You should read this essay about Antonioni
on the great Senses Of Cinema website.

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This was the first 12 frames i'll post of this movie.
Next monday you'll see the last 12.
In the meantime, any comments will be appreciated.

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