Archive for October 22, 2009

Lost and Found

Posted in FILM with tags , , , , on October 22, 2009 by dcairns

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Follow me over to the Auteurs’ Notebook for this week’s Forgotten flicker. This being a very busy — and strange — week, what with three lectures to give, tutorials, a screening of A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, and an unexpected punch in the face from a teenage asshole in the street, I wasn’t sure if I’d get a column written in time, but I’ve managed a particularly modest effort.

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Where there aren’t any houses

Posted in FILM, literature with tags , on October 22, 2009 by dcairns

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A flat expanse of landscape on the Po delta. A village of low, colored houses. The sidewalk continues beyond the end of the street. No more houses flanking it, only the sidewalk proceeding all by itself toward the embankment.

At night there’s always a small empty truck, as though it’s owner lived there, where there aren’t any houses.

~ From That Bowling Alley on the Tiber – Tales of a Film Director, by Michelangelo Antonioni, translated by Willam Arrowsmith.