Thursday, April 02, 2009

Back to Monica Vitti

It's all been getting a bit monochrome and serious here lately (memo to self: lighten up a bit). So as a distraction from the rigours of logic here's another in that occasional series of photos of Monica Vitti. This one -- click to enlarge -- was taken in Rome by the photographer Willy Rizzo in 1960, the year of L'avventura, when she was 28.

A lot has been written about that elusive film: this, by the critic Gregory Solman, perhaps gets something right about it.

I don't get to the cinema much these days: but I wonder what comparable films are being made that can and will be watched, repaying the same serious attention, almost fifty years on. Any suggestions?

5 comments:

Jeff Rubard said...

Oh, if only the professor of divinity looked like an Italian film star -- then everything would be great.

Varol Akman said...

"Beauty ought to look a little surprised: it is the emotion that best suits her face. The beauty who does not look surprised, who accepts her position as her due -- she reminds us too much of a prima donna." -E.M. Forster (quote seen on the Web; not independently verified)

Alan Smithee said...

la migliore!!!!

"Tati-Pagès-Soulbizarre" said...

monica forever!

penyabogarde said...

super monica

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