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Darrell Varga <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 22 Mar 1995 15:31:24 CST
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Antonioni's final completed feature was _Identificazione di una donna_
(Identification of a Woman) in 1982. The distributor went bankrupt and the
film was never released widely (not at all in North America), Antonioni tried
unsuccessfully to get the rights back himself. Seymor Chatman's _Antonioni or
the Surface of the World_ has a plot summary.
        His next film was to be called _The Crew_ shot entirely on a ship at
sea off of the English coast. It never got made because Antonioni, due to
health concerns, is not insurable as a director. I heard he had a
debilitating stroke a few years ago.
         Does anybody on the list have an update on the old master's health?
It saddens me to see the erasure of a gifted film artist by the workings of
the film business and ever changing fashions.
On Mar 21,  2:28pm, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Subject: Antonioni
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> Can someone tell me what was Michelangelo Antonioni's last film (exluding
> one he is in the process of making now).
> Renato Tonelli
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