Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Michelangelo Antonioni (1913 to 2007)

Less than 24 hours after Bergman copped it, it was Antonioni's turn now.

Can't put it better than Amit Varma, who says, "If I believed in God, I’d assume She was holding a film festival up in heaven." So true.

And of course, a couple of SMSes that came in almost immediately after I got the Google flash included blog-king Jabberwock's "Antonioni has died now. It is surely the end of the world. David Dhawan next."

Blow Up remains among the 50 greatest films I have ever seen - probably among the 30 best now that I think about it.