Just finished reading this by Michelangelo Antonioni. The fact that these did not get made into films is completely atrocious! What a wonderful collection of writings. “Last Night, Shots Rang Out”, “Those Fun-Loving GIrls of 1924”, “The Color of Jealousy”, “The Crew”, all such wonderful stories. I mean the ending of “The Crew” would be one of the most amazing endings in film history! I fell completely in love with every story in this book. Such a great insight into the world of Antonioni. I plan to collect as many of Antonioni’s other written projects as I can find. Thoughts and suggestions on other writings, thank you!
“That Bowling Alley On The Tiber: Tales Of A Director”, pub. 1987.
I agree that the The Crew had a beautiful finale. Have you ever seen the photograph of Antonioni dressed in a fake beard with rags, big rubber boots and surrounded by fishermen? Crazy! That’s research he was doing for this scenario. I wonder who took the photo? The Crew was a film that Antonioni was desperate to make for decades. You can still find the photo, I’m sure it’s on the Internet somewhere. It reminds me of Hemmings dressed like a bum at the beginning of Blowup.