Sep 17, 2013

Haunted By Italian Cinema in Maui

Every once in a while, I like to switch off my film projector and go out into the real world. No matter where I go though, I always seem to see things that remind me of something I've seen in a movie. My trip to Maui this summer is a perfect example. As I lay by the pool, the shape of the balconies in front of me reminded me of something:

It didn't take me long to figure out they made me think of the balconies on the building that made a brief appearance in the last scenes of one of my favorite flicks, Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse (1962):

They're not exactly the same:

But seeing the building against the sky like that still made me think of it:

So yes, while I was baking in the sun, I couldn't help but think about the bleak ending of an Italian film about incommunicability. And I loved that! I need a break from work from time to time, but not from my passions.

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