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A.k.a.
Eclipse
Year
1962
Runtime
126 min.
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.9
Votes *
10,394
Checks
3,423
Favs
465
Dislikes
26
Favs/checks
13.6% (1:7)
Favs/dislikes
18:1
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  1. As3d's avatar

    As3d

    One of the very best films I ever witnessed 6 years 8 months ago
  2. Dieguito's avatar

    Dieguito

    Masterpiece of Antonioni, ending the Incomunicability Romantic Trilogy after L'Avventura and La Notte! Monica Vitti is absolutely wonderful!!! 9 years 11 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    L'Eclisse (The Eclipse) does not actually feature an eclipse, except poetically. The first of these occurs when Monica Vitti's character hides and reveals the boyfriend she is breaking up with. Atonioni plays a game of light and dark throughout, sometimes visually (at its unfortunate worst, when Vitti is inspired by stories of Kenya to dance around in black face), sometimes through the theme of sudden absence, which can be seen in everything from big losses at the stock market to fleeting looks on Vitti's face when she appears to momentarily fall out of love with Alan Delon's trader. It all culminates in an experimental sequence where the characters disappear from the drama as the film becomes a disquieting tone poem. I respect the director's process a lot here, but like his previous film, L'Avventura, the pace is quite slow, or even when there's a lot of energy on the screen, it feels like everything is happening in real time - the trading floor sequences specifically. Antonioni requires the right frame of mind, but Vitti, at least, is good for any occasion. 1 year 11 months ago
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