What a time it was! An essay on Antonioni's L'eclisse | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1751-4193
  • E-ISSN: 1751-4207


is one of Michelangelo Antonioni's most important works, but it is also representative of this remarkable epoch in the history of cinema and the world. In a sense, the three films known as the Trilogy (this one and the two preceding it) are miraculously in tune with their times, and especially the cinema of their times. They have a common subject or horizon, which is the end of the world an end of the world perceived as abstract and atomic. The sound in , even when it is predictable and normal and from a clearly visible cause, overflows the reassuring and known image of its source and materializes the invisible.


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Keyword(s): Antonioni; L'eclisse; noise; nuclear fear; silence
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