Antonioni's films are rife with themes, peculiarities and incongruities which largely go unnoticed due his deft care in handling them and the abundant and rich audio and visual textures in which he immerses us, but they are also responsible for the sense of mystery that defies a traditional expectation of resolutions, infusing Antonioni's films with enigmatic mythic purpose. And myth is never hampered by logic. My analyses explore patterns of use of these elements with the purpose of nudging to the fore secondary plot structures and hints at meaning that may stand in opposition to the seeming lay of the land.
Part One - Shots 1 thru 131
Ah! Isis (The Revelers and the Doss House)
A Plane to Catch for Paris at 11
The Photo Shoot of the Birds
Something to Hang Onto, "Like That Leg"
They Say They Were Asked to Come There