In yesterday’s posting, in listing the cinema giants still alive after
the death of Ingmar Bergman, I added, “I’m sure I’ve left some out.” Well, yes.
The ignored elephant in the room was Michaelangelo Antonioni, but regrettably
that is no longer true. Today he died at the age of 94.
His passing hasn’t been as noted as that of Bergman -- on the CNN
website , for example, it’s featured below such more
pressing and important news stories as the end of the show “Simple Life,” the
final dissolution of the Spears-Federline marriage, and Star Jones admitting, at
last, that she had gastric bypass surgery.