Michelangelo Antonioni Biography (1912?-)

Born September 29, 1912 (one source says 1913), in Ferrara, Italy; son of Ismaele (a landowner) and Elisabetta (maiden name, Roncagli) Antonioni; marriedLetizia Balboni, 1942 (divorced); married Enrica Fico (an actress, director,and producer), 1986. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211-1934.; Office: Via Fleming 111, 00191, Rome, Italy.

Nationality
Italian
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, screenwriter
Birth Details
September 29, 1912?
Ferrara, Italy

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • (Assistant director) I due foscari, 1942
  • (Assistant director) Les visiteurs du soir, 1942
  • Gente del Po (also known as People of the Po River; documentary short), 1947
  • N.U. (Nettezza urbana) (documentary short), 1948
  • Roma-Montevideo (documentary short), 1948
  • Oltre l'oblio (documentary short), 1948
  • L'amorosa menzogna (also known as Loving Lie; documentary short), 1949
  • Superstizione (also known as Superstition; documentary short), 1949
  • Sette canne e un vestito (documentary short), 1949
  • Bomarzo (documentary short), 1949
  • Ragazze in bianco (documentary short), 1949
  • La villa dei mostri (also known as The Villa of Monsters; documentary short), 1950
  • La funivia del faloria (documentary short), 1950
  • Cronaca di un amore (also known as Story of a Love and Story of a Love Affair), 1951
  • "Tentato suicido," L'amore in citta (also known as Love in theCity), 1952
  • I vinti (also known as I nostri figli, The Vanquished, and Youth and Perversion), 1952
  • (And editor, uncredited), La signora senza camelie (also known asThe Lady without Camelias, La dama sin camelias, La dame sans camelia, and Camille without Camellias), ENIC-Italoons, 1953
  • Le amiche (also known as The Girlfriends), Premiere, 1955
  • Uomini in Piu (documentary short), 1955
  • (Supervising director) Questo nostro mondo, 1957
  • Il grido (also known as The Cry and The Outcry), Astor, 1957
  • (Some interior scenes only) Nel segno di Roma (also known as ImZeichen Roms, La regina del deserto, Sheba and the Gladiator, Sign of Rome, Sign of the Gladiator, and Sotto il segnodi Roma), 1958
  • (Second unit director, uncredited) The Tempest, 1958
  • L'avventura (also known as The Adventure), Janus, 1960
  • La notte (also known as The Night and La Nuit), DinoDeLaurentiis, 1961
  • L'eclisse (also known as Eclipse), Times Films, 1962
  • Il deserto rosso (also known as Red Desert and Le desertrouge), Rizzoli, 1964
  • "Profazione," I tre volti (also known as "Screen Test," Three Faces of a Woman and Three Faces), Dino DeLaurentiis, 1965
  • Blow-Up, Premiere, 1966
  • (And editor) Zabriskie Point, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970
  • Chung kuo Cina (also known as China and Cina; documentary), 1972
  • (And editor) The Passenger (also known as Profession: Reporter, Professione: Reporter, and El reportero), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • (And electronic editor) Il mistero di Oberwald (also known as The Oberwald Mystery and The Mystery of Oberwald), Gaumont, 1980
  • (And editor) Identificazione di una donna (also known as Identification of a Woman and Indentification d'une femme), Gaumont, 1983
  • Roma '90, 1989
  • Kumbha mela, 1989
  • (And editor) Noto-Mandorli-Vulcano-Stromboli-Carnevale, 1992
  • (With Wim Wenders) Par dela les nuages, 1994
  • (And editor) Al di la delle nuvole (also known as Beyond the Clouds, Jenseits der Wolken, and Par-dela les nuages), Sceneries Distribution, 1995
  • (And producer) Destinazione Verna, 2000
  • Just to Be Together (also known as Tanto per stare insieme), 2001
  • Film Producer
  • Liv, 1998
  • Film Appearances
  • Voice of narrator, Chung kuo Cina (also known as China andCina), 1972
  • Chambre 666, 1984
  • Himself, Faire un film pour moi c'est vivre (also known as Making a Film for Me Is to Live), 1995
  • Television Work
  • Director, Roma '90 (documentary), 1989
  • Stage Director
  • Scandali segreti, 1957
  • I Am a Camera, 1957
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • I due foscari, 1942
  • Un pilota ritorna, 1942
  • Gente del Po (also known as People of the Po River), 1943
  • Cacci tragica (also known as The Tragic Hunt and The Tragic Pursuit), 1947
  • N.U. (Nettezza urbana), 1948
  • Roma--Montevideo, 1948
  • Oltre l'oblio, 1948
  • L'amorosa menzogna (also known as Loving Lie), 1949
  • Superstizione (also known as Superstition), 1949
  • Sette canne e un vestito, 1949
  • Bomarzo, 1949
  • Ragazze in bianco, 1949
  • La villa dei mostri (also known as The Villa of Monsters),1950
  • La funivia del faloria, 1950
  • (Story only) Cronaca di un amore (also known as Story of a LoveAffair), 1951
  • "Tentato suicido," L'amore in citta (also known as Love in theCity), 1952
  • I vinti (also known as The Vanquished and Youth and Perversion), 1952
  • Lo sceicco bianco (also known as The White Sheik), 1952
  • (With Suso Cecchi d'Amico, Francesco Maselli, and P. M. Pasinetti) Lasignora senza camelie (also known as Camille without Camelias, La dama sin camelias, La dame sans camelias, and The Lady without Camelias), ENIC-Italoons, 1953
  • Uomini in Piu, 1955
  • (With d'Amico and Alba de Cespedes) Le amiche (also known as The Girlfriends), Premiere, 1955
  • (With Elio Bartolini and Ennio DeConcini) Il grido (also known asThe Cry and The Outcry), Astor, 1957
  • (With Bartolini and Tonino Guerra) L'avventura
  • (With Guerra and Ernio Flaiano) La notte (also known as The Night and La Nuit), Dino DeLaurentiis, 1961
  • (With Guerra, Bartolini and Ottiero Ottieri) L'eclisse (also knownas The Eclipse), Times Films, 1962 edited by John Francis Lane and published by Cappelli, 1962
  • (With Guerra) Il deserto rosso (also known as Red Desert and Le desert rouge), Rizzoli, 1964 published by Cappelli, 1964
  • "Profazione," I tre volti (also known as Three Faces of a Woman and The Three Faces), Dino DeLaurentiis, 1965
  • (With Guerra and Edward Bond) Blow-Up, Premiere, 1966 published bySimon & Schuster, 1971
  • (With Guerra, Fred Gardner, and Sam Shepard) Zabriskie Point, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1970 published by Cappelli, 1970
  • Chung kuo Cina (also known as China and Cina; documentary), 1972
  • (With Mark Peploe and Peter Wollen) The Passenger, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975 published by Grove, 1976
  • The Passenger (also known as Profession: Reporter, Professione: Reporter, and El Reportero), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1975
  • Il mistero di Oberwald (also known as The Oberwald Mysteryand The Mystery of Oberwald), Gaumont, 1980
  • (With Guerra and Gerard Brach) Identificazione di una donna (alsoknown as Identification of a Woman and Indentification d'une femme), Gaumont, 1983
  • Al di la delle nuvole (also known as Beyond the Clouds, Jenseits der Wolken, and Par-dela les nuages), Sceneries Distribution, 1995
  • Destinazione Verna, 2000
  • Just to Be Together (also known as Tanto per stare insieme), 2001
  • Screenplay Collections
  • Screenplays of Michelangelo Antonioni (Il grido, L'avventura, La notte, and L'eclisse), translated by Roger L. Moore and Louis Brigante, OrionPress, 1963
  • Sei Film (Le amiche, Il grido, L'avventura, La notte, L'eclisse, and Il deserto rosso), Einaudi, 1964
  • Antonioni: Four Screenplays (L'avventura, Il grido, L'eclisse, and Lanotte), Grossman, 1971
  • Red Desert and Zabriskie Point, Simon & Schuster, 1972
  • Il Primo Antonioni: I Cortometraggi (Cronaca di un amore, I vinti, Lasignora senza camelie, and "Tentato suicido"), edited by Carlo Di Carlo,Cappelli, 1973
  • Stage Plays
  • (With Elio Bartolini) Scandali segreti, 1957
  • Short Stories
  • (With William Arrowsmith) That Bowling Alley on the Tiber: Tales of aDirector, Oxford University Press, 1985
  • Autobiography
  • (With Roland Barthes) Michelangelo Antonioni, C. Hanser, 1984
  • Nonfiction
  • The Architecture of Vision: Writings and Interviews on Cinema, edited by Marga Cottino-Jones, Marsilio Publishers, 1996
  • Other
  • Unfinished Business: Screenplays, Scenarios, and Ideas, Marsilio Publishers, 1998

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Arrowsmith, William, Antonioni: The Poet of Images, Oxford University Press, 1995
    • Brunette, Peter, The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni, Cambridge University Press, 1998
    • Cameron, Ian, and Robin Wood, Antonioni, Studio Vista, 1968
    • Chatman, Seymour, Antonioni, or the Surface of the World, University of California Press, 1985
    • Encyclopedia of World Biography, 2nd ed.
    • Perry, Ted, and Rene Prieto, Michelangelo Antonioni: A Guide to Reference and Resources, G. K. Hall, 1986
    • Wenders, Wim, My Time with Antonioni, Faber and Faber, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Cinematographer, November, 1981
    • Ecran, December, 1973 May, 1975
    • Entertainment Weekly, March, 1995, p. 140
    • Film Comment, July-August, 1975 September/October, 1992, p. 36
    • Filmcritica, March, 1975
    • Film Culture, spring, 1962
    • Film Heritage, spring, 1970
    • Filmmakers Newsletter, July, 1975
    • Film Quarterly, summer, 1975 summer, 1995, p. 22; fall, 1997, p. 2
    • Image et son, September, 1975
    • Interview, October, 1995, p. 108
    • Life, January 27, 1967
    • Movie, spring, 1965
    • New York Film Bulletin, Number 8, 1961
    • Playboy, November, 1967
    • Saturday Review, October 27, 1962
    • Sight and Sound, winter, 1960 winter, 1979
    • Time, September 18, 1995, p. 129
    • Vogue, March 15, 1970

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