From Antonioni's 1964 Red Desert, of course; grabbed off of the standard-def version of the new Criterion edition, which will also be on Blu-ray. Screen capture courtesy of the new CD/DVD drive installed to my computer by the fine and fast fellows at The Mac Support Store, a real godsend for Brooklyn-based Mac users who are like to have a stroke at the prospect of hauling their desktop over to Manhattan's TekServe. Anyway, they got the job done beautifully, and in what seemed the blink of an eye. As for price, well, with Mac stuff it is what it is, and even taking that into consideration I hardly feel ripped off. Still, it was an unanticipated expense that impels me to sheepishly mention that there's a tip jar module in the right column of this blog. And let me thank, by the way, the wonderful folks who've already thrown some coin in there; the consideration is much appreciated.
Posting will be on the light-ish side heading into the holiday weekend, in part due to the holiday weekend, in part due to Other Professional Demands, and in part due to the bigger-than-I-had-anticipated (and I anticipated pretty big) job of doing this site's first ever Blu-ray Consumer Guide. Which I hope to unveil by this time next week.
UPDATE: The particular qualities of the above image worry our friend David Hare, who in comments confesses to being "terrified" that Criterion applied "a whole lot of digital cleanup" to the film, which displays plenty of what we aficionados call "good grain" in the BFI-issued edition. As I said, I haven't looked at the Criterion Desert entire, nor done a side-by-side comparison with the other version, but here's another screen cap from later in the same scene that I hope gives David a little bit of an answer: