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Images of the Day. Great Title Sequences #1

The opening credits, with the text excised and only the images held (except for the "Tintal" credit, which is inseparable from the image), from Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece Red Desert (1964), cinematography by Carlo Di Palma.

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Now available in a gorgeous edition from The Criterion Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, and including two very early documentary shorts by Antonioni, N.U. (1948), on street cleaners, and the incomplete (due to production circumstances) poetic masterpiece, Gente del Po (1948).

I would love to see a continuation of this post. I agree that “Red Desert” has some of the finest opening titles of its time… And would love to know what other like minded individuals have also noted as “remarkable” in this or a similar category.

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