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The Red Desert
7.2 out of 10

The Red Desert

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Overall 8
8.0

Sublime Monica Vitti shines in Antonioni's abstract masterpiece

Yaaatoob, IMDb
11 January 2011
  • Summary: Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's 1964 piece 'Red Desert' is, on the surface, a film that deals with the changing face of the world under rampant industrialisation, but far more than that it's a comment on alienation and human adaptability in such a society.
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Overall 10
10

Great

Cosmoeticadotcom (cosmoetica@gmail.com), IMDb
19 September 2008
  • Summary: Michelangelo Antonioni is often referred to as a director whose work is not for all tastes. Well, what artist is? What the utterer of such sentiments usually means is that they do not 'like' his films, because they are not filled with insipid action, worse dialogue, lack of character development,...
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Overall 10
10

Existential Nausea

tieman64, IMDb
8 June 2008
  • Summary: "The present is always wanting, which makes it ugly, abhorrent and unendurable. The present is obsolete. The moment it lands in the present, the coveted future is poisoned by the toxic effluvia of the wasted past.
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Overall 7
7.0

RED DESERT (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1964) ***

MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com), IMDb
22 August 2007
  • Summary: Antonioni’s fourth film in a row with muse Monica Vitti sees the actress in perhaps her most difficult role yet; her co-star was Richard Harris: it was certainly interesting that the director wanted him so soon after having achieved stardom with Lindsay Anderson’s THIS SPORTING LIFE (1963) but, in...
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Overall 10
10

Red Desert in gray

andrabem, IMDb
26 April 2007
  • Summary: "Il Deserto Rosso" should be more known among Antonioni's fans - it's a remarkable film - in the beginning we see a woman (Monica Vitti) with her little son wandering in an industrial landscape.............. She's married to the manager of the factory.
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Overall 10
10

Does everybody have a film that is their template for how they view 'reality'?

christopher-underwood, IMDb
2 February 2007
  • Summary: I first saw this remarkable movie when I was about eighteen/nineteen, when it first showed in London. At the time I was blown away and must have bored people at parties for ages telling them it was the greatest film ever made and that they should all see it.
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Even the birds won't come near the place...

(futures@exis.net), IMDb
28 June 2005
  • Summary: "Red Desert" (Italian, 1964): Michelangelo Antonioni made this film prior to "Blow Up", but you can see where he was headed. "Red Desert" is about a deeply troubled, beautiful woman who seems to have it all – including a stable, handsome husband, a precocious son, and fun, sexy friends.
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An excellent film

Zen Bones, IMDb
26 April 2002
  • Summary: For the most part, I've never been terribly impressed by the "new wave" movements in the French and Italian cinema of the 1960s. How many times do we have to watch the upper middle class intelligentsia wallowing in their designer-alienated angst?
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Overall 10
10

I'm one of its followers...

zetes, IMDb
5 April 2001
  • Summary: If I could, I would deify this film. What most impresses me about a film is exhibited here to the utmost: mood. After this film is done, I feel completely destroyed. If you did not feel alienated from the world around you when you started, you will be by the end.
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Overall 10
10

Colour, light, vision, motion

cwitt, IMDb
8 July 1999
  • Summary: Thirty-five years later, this film is amazing for many reasons, mostly perhaps for Antonioni's daring, bold, unique and amazing sense of colour. Great performances all around, great camera work, soundtrack - it's perfect.
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