Michelangelo Antonioni’s Early “Trilogy of Decadence”: L’avventura (1960), La notte (1961), L’eclisse (1962)



European cinema of the 1960s and 1970s has often been associated with aesthetic and thematic innovations leading to a revolution of the commercially established forms of filmmaking. Among others, cinematographers such as Ingmar Bergman, Michelangelo Antonioni, Federico Fellini, and the protagonists of what was to become known as the Nouvelle Vague, Jean-Luc Godard, François Truffaut, Alain Resnais, and Louis Malle, challenged the conventions of both the film industry and the public and helped establish cinema as the widely acknowledged “seventh art ”1


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