Latest Review – La Notte (Blu-ray) (Eureka! Entertainment) (Masters of Cinema)

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La Notte (The Night)

Masters of Cinema: #47 (Blu-ray)

Eureka! Entertainment / Michelangelo Antonioni / 1961 / Italy

Genre: Drama

Running Time: 122 minutes (2:01:41)

Region Code: Region B (Locked)

Certificate: 12

Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 (Original Aspect Ratio)

Codec: AVC

Image: B&W

Video: 1080p High Definition 

Audio: Italian Linear PCM 1.0

Language: Italian

Subtitles: Optional English (On/Off)

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On a busy street in contemporary (1960’s) Milan, a modern bus passes the frame of the lens. The camera pans up the face of a classical Milanese style stone corner-building. Via crane, the camera then descends down the facade of a totally contrasting modern high-rise apartment building, with the seemingly boundless Milan skyline reflected in a profusion of glass window panes – and so begins ‘La Notte’ – the atmospheric central chapter in director Michelangelo Antonioni’s loosely-connected cinematic trilogy – a masterfully composed, psychological examination of class, alienation, isolation and modernity in contemporary Italy – beginning with the intriguing 1960 mystery drama ‘L’Avventura’ (‘The Adventure’) and concluding with the haunting 1962 romantic drama ‘L’Eclisse’ (‘Eclipse’)…Read More

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