Jun 17, 2012
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I’m sure that a cinema buff could enlighten me as to what’s going through Antonioni’s mind as this image was being made. 

At first I thought Monica Vitti was smoking. But upon closer inspection she perhaps is about to cough, or maybe is gesturing to expound a point she’s making. Either way, they both seem incredibly unprepared for the photo. Antonioni’s posture and facial expression convey extreme disinterest and boredom, which makes me want to know more even badly know what sort of conversation is taking place.

It might have another meaning: If you are a crew member, this is possibly the worst look you might get from a director that you’ve chosen to photograph. It says “Really, you are here? Taking a picture of this? I’m not even going to waste my time verbally firing you.”

I’m sure that a cinema buff could enlighten me as to what’s going through Antonioni’s mind as this image was being made.

At first I thought Monica Vitti was smoking. But upon closer inspection she perhaps is about to cough, or maybe is gesturing to expound a point she’s making. Either way, they both seem incredibly unprepared for the photo. Antonioni’s posture and facial expression convey extreme disinterest and boredom, which makes me want to know more even badly know what sort of conversation is taking place.

It might have another meaning: If you are a crew member, this is possibly the worst look you might get from a director that you’ve chosen to photograph. It says “Really, you are here? Taking a picture of this? I’m not even going to waste my time verbally firing you.”

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