By Michelangelo Antonioni
During this evocative ebook, Michelangelo Antonioni, one of many world's maximum administrators, supplies us an extraordinary glimpse contained in the artistic brain. "My innovations are consistently approximately film," he says, and the following he has written thirty-three richly suggestive items elaborating rules for movies as but unproduced.
fantastically translated by way of William Arrowsmith, That Bowling Alley at the Tiber finds a grasp of cinema in a brand new role--that of an entire and delicate writer.
"Plangent, haunting and refreshingly tough-minded...[Antonioni] is calling the questions that each severe movie maker must ask if the cinema is ever to turn out as hospitable to rules because it is to the nice god Action."--The manhattan occasions e-book Review
"These writings, like his movies, pair luminous landscapes with airy tales....These are basically operating notes, and they're as attention-grabbing for his or her research of the director's equipment as for his or her literary content."--Library Journal
in regards to the writer and Translator:
Michelangelo Antonioni has received a global following with such movies as L'Avventura, l. a. notte, Blow-up and The Passenger.
William Arrowsmith is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature at Emory University.
Winner of an enormous Italian literary award
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