Monday, August 13, 2007

Michaelangelo Antonioni, RIP

Check out this video of Monthy Python making reference to Michaelangelo Antonioni, another great film director who died on July 30, the same day as Ingmar Bergman. Anontioni was a mid-century Italian neorealist, whose desparate dramas focused on characters suffering from ennui and malaise. (Keep listen to the character speaking after the credits and music start to roll).

And speaking of dead directors, Alfred Hitchcock was born on this day in 1899.

4 comments:

Benjamin Bloomfield said...

I had noticed earlier yesterday on IMDB that it was Alfred Hitchcock's birthday, so I just checked now to see if it was also the day he died. It appears that Hitchcock was born on August 13, 1899 but he died on April 29, 1980.

Sara said...

Sorry... silly mistake...

Andrea said...

You mean he died in 1980?

Sara said...

Wow I sure am not thinking at all... let's see if I can change it again and get it right this time...