Author Archive for: ‘Richard Read’

The Emotional Historiography of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Eclisse

Abstract: In Michelangelo Antonio’s L’Eclisse (1962), Cold War Rome is conceived of as a sequence of controlling frames from which the camera seeks liberation. In the opening sequence a reversed picture frame vies with an electric fan in a modernist flat to convey the grueling endgame of a long-term love affair in terms of the conflict between traditional and contemporary …

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