A filmmaker is a man like any other; and yet his life is t the same. . . . This is, I think, a special way of being in contact with reality. Or so says Michelangelo Antonioni, the legendary filmmaker behind the stark landscapes and social alienation of Blow-Up and L'Avventura, who here reveals his idiosyncratic relationship with reality in The Architecture of Vision. Through autobiographical sketches, theoretical essays, interviews, and conversations with such luminaries as Jean-Luc Godard and Alberto Moravia, this compelling volume explores the director's unique brand of narrative-defying cinema as well as the motivations and anxieties of the man behind the camera. The Architecture of Vision provides a filmmaker's absorbing reflections and insights on his career. . . . Antonioni's comments . . . deepen and humanize a sometimes cerebral book. --Publishers Weekly [Antonioni's] erudition is astonishing . . . few of his peers can match his verbal articulateness. --Film Quarterly This valuable resource offers entree to material difficult to gain access to under other circumstances. --Library Journal
Michelangelo Antonioni is an Italian filmmaker who received an Academy Award for lifetime achievement in 1995. He has directed more than thirty films, including L'Avventura, The Passenger, and Blow-Up.