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April 19, 2011


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The world itself looks to be staring us in the face but is actually focused in the middle-distance just behind us, conveying a sense of disinterested ennui.


How Antonionian has the world become, really? I feel like disinterested ennui, while not a phenomenon confined to film blog readers or to, more generally, the educated and upper middle-class, isn't as widespread as one may think, if one travels in ennui-laden circles.

Harry K.

Aren't ennui-laden circles called ruts?


Asher has a point. While a trip to Wal-Mart may fill me with ennui, I don't get an Antonionian vibe.

But he's one of my all-time faves. Need to see that La signora senza camelie one of these days.


I wonder who's been saddled with a worse career label---Bergman with God or Antonioni with ennui? It's a sad sign of the times when BLOW-UP is now written off as a poor precursor to BLOW-OUT. I for one will stroll through a park, drive through the desert and gaze up at a block of modernist architecture and be very happy.

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