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Uniform Title Avventura (Motion picture)
Title L'avventura [videorecording] / Janus Films ; un film di Michelangelo Antonioni ; soggetto, Michelangelo Antonioni ; sceneggiatura, Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Tonino Guerra ; una coproduzione italo-francese Cino Del Duca, Produzioni Cinematografiche Europee, Société Cinematographique Lyre ; realizzata da Amato Pennasilico ; regia di Michelanglo Antonioni.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    AVV    Available
Edition Two-DVD special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (143 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 insert
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in.
Description digital optical monaural Dolby Digital 1.0 rda
laser optical NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Series Criterion collection ; 98
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 98.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1960.
Special features: Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood; Antonioni: documents and testimonials (a 58 minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi); Jack Nicholson reads essays by Antonioni ("L'avventura: a moral adventure"; "Reflections on the film actor"; Working with Antonioni); Olivier Assayas on L'avventura (analysis in three parts); Trailer; New English subtitle translation. Booklet features an essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith.
Credits Director of photography, Aldo Scavarda ; production designer, Piero Poletto ; costume design, Adriana Berselli ; music by Giovanni Fusco ; editor, Eraldo da Roma.
Cast Gabriele Ferzetti, Monica Vitti, Lea Massari, Dominique Blanchar, Renzo Ricci, James Addams, Dorothy de Poliolo, Lelio Luttazzi, Giovanni Petrucci, Esmeralda Ruspoli, Enrico Bologna, Franco Cimino, Giovanni Danesi, Rita Molè, Renato Pinciroli, Angela Tommasi di Lampedusa, Vincenzo Tranchina.
Summary Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative in its own right, concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover and best friend. Antonioni's controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation.
Audience Rating: Not rated.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.85:1) presentation, monaural.
Language Italian dialogue; English subtitles.
Awards Cannes International Film Festival, 1960: Special Jury Award.
Subject Missing persons -- Italy -- Sicily -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- Italy -- Drama.
Genre/Form Romance films.
Detective and mystery films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Antonioni, Michelangelo, film director, screenwriter.
Bartolini, Elio, 1922-2006, screenwriter.
Guerra, Tonino, screenwriter.
Pennasilico, Amato, film producer.
Ferzetti, Gabriele, 1925- actor.
Vitti, Monica, actor.
Massari, Léa, 1933- actor.
Blanchar, Dominique, actor.
Ricci, Renzo, 1898-1978, actor.
Luttazzi, Lelio, actor.
Petrucci, Giovanni, actor.
Ruspoli, Esmeralda, 1928-1992, actor.
Scavarda, Aldo, 1923- director of photography.
Poletto, Piero, production designer.
Berselli, Adriana, costume designer.
Fusco, Giovanni, 1906-1968, composer (expression)
Da Roma, Eraldo, film editor.
Youngblood, Gene, 1942- commentator.
Nicholson, Jack, voice actor.
Assayas, Olivier, presenter.
Nowell-Smith, Geoffrey, writer of supplementary textual content.
Janus Films, production company.
Cino del Duca (Firm), production company.
Produzioni Cinematografiche Europee, production company.
Société cinématographique lyre, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Avventura (Motion picture). English.
ISBN 9781604658941
Standard No. 715515123815
Music No. CC2413D The Criterion Collection
CC2413D-1 The Criterion Collection (disc 1)
CC2413D-2 The Criterion Collection (disc 2)

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