This article contains narrative spoilers. From its very earliest occurrences, electronic instrumentation and music has been used in cinema to signpost various aspects of mental health problems and issues within diegetic characters. Alongside its uses in creating alien worlds, electronic instrumentation seems to, at least in the eyes of the films’ creators, have an ability to go deep within the human psyche as well as … Continue reading Electronic Music And Mental Illness In Cinema.
For a film that, on the surface, appears to be held in such high regard, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960) seems to have distanced itself from a number of its audience. While I often wish to adhere to the third person in criticism, this article cannot help but revert to a personal reception of the film and also refer to recent personal reflections shared online. After … Continue reading L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – A Curious Distance.
The swinging sixties produced a number of things. Its music, film, television and art are defined as being from that period by their eccentricities, bold colours and hippy counter culture mentality. When looking for the work that stands out from the period, it’s often work that embraces the darker elements from the period; work that takes full advantage of the immaturity of its people and … Continue reading Blow-Up – Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)