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Issue 2: Things

Linda Mai Green

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11.05.2015

Bodies under Boom

The “boom,” or the postwar economic miracle, lifted Italy out of the fiscal doldrums but into an uncertain future where rapid economic growth threatened to eclipse earlier lifestyles. The female protagonists in Michelangelo Antonioni’s films of the 1960s, especially L’Eclisse (1962) and Red Desert (1964) become ciphers for the disorienting collapse of the links between the material and immaterial, body and psyche.

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