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Notes & Analysis on Director Antonioni 1. Viewed the accepted social state as that of alienation. All are on the deepest level estranged from one another, a great failure in the connections and lack there of. All of this alienation and estrangement is granted routine by an affectless modern society. 2. Considered by all who knew him to be meticulous and painstaking, even demanding, but always rational and with a true sense of humility. 3. To illustrate how meticulous and detail-oriented he was, for his 1964 film Red Desert he had actually spray painted many of the sets (hue) and locations to reinforce the mood and theme of a particular scene. 4. Someone once said of Antonioni that he is “the supreme master of the mise en scene, expressing complex relationships with minimal dialogue. 5. In a psychological experiment, prior to shooting Red Desert, Antonioni painted the factory walls red and within two weeks were arguing intensely. Following this experiment, he decidedly painted the walls a pale green. 6.
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