Il Grido / story and direction, Michelangelo Antonioni ; screenplay, Michelangelo Antonioni, Elio Bartolini, Ennio de Concini

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Subjects: Feature films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: Italian, Summary is in English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Kino Video, 1994
Series: MCIS video collection I-75V
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: 1 videocassette (116 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in
Additional Authors: Antonioni, Michelangelo
Bartolini, Elio, 1922-
De Concini, Ennio, 1923-
Notes: Italian dialogue, English subtitles
Cast: Steve Cochran, Alida Valli, Dorian Gray, Lyn Shaw
Credits: Photography, Gianni Di Venanzo ; editing, Eraldo Da Roma ; music, Giovanni Fusco; producer, Robert Alexander Productions, Inc., in association with S.P.A. Cinematografica
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1957
A foreign film (Italy)
VHS format
Summary: A man is bereft when his married lover of seven years decides suddenly to leave him when her husband dies. He takes their child and wanders for a year, but realizes he can love only her
Summary: Virtually unseen in the United States since its original release, Il Grido is both a compelling romance bound in tragedy and a fascinating missing link in the career of Michelangelo Antonioni, marking his transition from the neorealist impulses expressed in Le Amiche (The Girl Friends, 1955) and I Vinti (The Vanquished, 1952), toward the more subjectively stylized approach of such classic works as L'Avventura (1959), La Notte (1961) and Red Desert (1964). Shot in Antonioni's native Po Valley region near Bologna, it focuses on individuals of the common classes rather than the bourgeoisie of his later films. From this humble and unpretentious subject matter, Antonioni fashions a spellbinding motion picture that keenly demonstrates his profound cinematic talents. His hypnotic mise-en-scěne of bleak industrial landscapes enshrouded in grey fog provides the perfect tableaux for characters haunted by emotional detachment and psychological torment. The narrative follows Aldo, a young refinery mechanic (Steve Cochran) who, when faced with the sudden end of a seven-year affair with a married woman (Alida Valli), abandons his past and embarks on an aimless quest with their young daughter in tow. His travels take him to the home of an old flame (Betsy Blair), to a filling station owned by a lonely widow (Dorian Gray) on a desolate stretch of highway and into the arms of a prostitute in an impoverished fishing community (Lyn Shaw). But he can find no relief from his undying love for Irma and must return to her village, toward a denouement that is unexpectedly shocking but inevitable. Italian with English subtitles. (Italy, 1957, Kino Video, 1994)
Miami University's MCIS video collection
OCLC Number: 30849297