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Michelangelo Antonioni

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The Resume

    (September 29, 1912-July 30, 2007)
    Born in Ferrara, Italy
    Directed 'Cronaca di un amore' (1950), 'Le Amiche' (1955), 'L'Avventura' (1960), 'La Notte' (1961), 'L'Eclisse' (1962), 'Blowup' (1966), 'Zabriskie Point' (1970), 'The Passenger' (1975) and 'Al di là nuvole' (co-directed with Wim Wenders, 1995)

Why he might be annoying:

    He wrote for a fascist cinema magazine in 1940 (but left after a few months).
    When he was making a documentary at an insane asylum, the camera lights gave the patients convulsions.
    His slow moving, confusing storylines frustrate many viewers.
    Some interviewers found him remote and cold.
    Except for 'Blowup,' his English language films were not as well received as his Italian ones.
    Pauline Kael criticized him in an essay called 'The-Come-Dressed-As-The-Sick-Soul-Of-Europe-Party.'

Why he might not be annoying:

    The German army destroyed most of his first film, 'Gente del Pol,' in 1943.
    'L'Avventura,' mocked by the audience at Cannes, is now considered a key twentieth century film.
    His treatment of modern alienation was widely praised and imitated.
    He was not afraid to defy audience expectations.
    He was an excellent tennis player.
    His documentary 'Chung Kuo-Cina' (1972) criticized the Cultural Revolution and angered the Chinese government.
    He had a stroke in 1985 that left him unable to work for years.
    He died on the same day as Ingmar Bergman.

Credit: Georgina

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 124 Votes: 53.23% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 9 Votes: 88.89% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 13 Votes: 15.38% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 22 Votes: 68.18% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 28 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 24 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 37 Votes: 54.05% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 98 Votes: 45.92% Annoying