Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Critique La Ventura :: Art
Critique La VenturaLa Ventura is widely regarded as one of the greatest fools to date. Michelangelo Antonioni didnt win the Palme Dor, but it did find a Special Jury Prize during the Cannes film festival of 1960. No surprise he didnt win the Palme Dor, but wherefore give him an award in the first place? The reason for winning the title seemed unclear at first because the film had serious issues with fracture the rules of standardized filmmaking. For example having his actors enter the scene from opposite directions from where the came the digging before. even so LAvventura is a whole other world of its own. The title translates to slope as The Adventure and indeed thats what it is.The movie is relaxing to keep up thanks to the scenery, but its slow and a bit boring. The film is over two hours long (220 or so) and it takes a eon to get anywhere. This is disturbing because the plot didnt seem to have as much importance as the camera locomotes, framing shots or dialogue. Thes e aesthetics had more importance than in most other movies. It also had an singular way of telling the story - done mainly by presentation images to transfer the main message.Technically, its a photographic journey Well, harming of. Mainly because the whole island shoot is done through wide angle lens that squeezes the nice black-and-white landscaping in the background. Also effective is how people seem to disappear in it. Another beautiful shot was on the roof of the church where the two main characters are hoop the church bells like kids playing, and then other church bells respond. That was a rattling nice sequence and a very nice symbol.The initial trouble that the characters have to deal with however was Anna and her disappearing. In a typical film, purpose Anna would have been what the story would follow. But as LAvventura goes on, the script allows us or makes us forget about Anna. This process is done slowly, and we never drive off thinking about Anna. We are struck back to Anna especially in the end when Claudia mentions her. The movie picked up pace after Anna disappeared especially with the coddle of Sandro and Claudia. There are two main characters a man and a woman. Sandro wants sex from his girlfriends and refuses to commit himself to one, while Claudia needs love and more love.