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43. Michelangelo Antonioni (director) L’AVVENTURA (1960)
New York: Janus Films, 1960. Set of seven (7) vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) photos. A few scattered marginal pinholes, near fine.
One of the groundbreaking films of the 1960s, an existential narrative about a journey (a man and a woman search for another woman, who was close to both of them) which effectively goes nowhere. Alienation is the subtext of the entire film, which became the first of a famous trilogy which later included LA NOTTE and L’ECLISSE.
Included is a behind-the-scenes photo of director Antonioni with star MonicaVitti, whose presence in this film made a major international film actress out of her. She is in five of the photos, including two searing portraits.The other two focus on Gabriele Ferzetti, who plays the woman whose disappear- ance triggers the failed search which consumes the greater part of the film.

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