Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Antonioni-da*

What a dreadful month July - and this year - is turning out to be. As the Guardian headline says, first Bergman, now Antonioni.

Of course, 94 and 89 are not bad ages to die; they were productive and wonderful years for them and us. But who will replace them?

RIP Antonioni.

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*My friend Hansa claimed that when Antonioni was invited to the Calcutta IFFI back in 1993, and he walked up - or was wheeled up - on stage, the whole auditorium rose as one chanting "Antonioni-da! Antonioni-da!" What can I say?

8 comments:

Jabberwock said...

...the whole auditorium rose as one chanting "Antonioni-da! Antonioni-da!" What can I say?

Umm, "Bengalis are Morons"? Or would that be an accurate-but-politically-incorrect-and-not-meant-for-public-spaces observation?

Space Bar said...

Jai, duck! :D

Cheshire Cat said...

Moron-das?

Dipta Chaudhuri said...

I remember that standing ovation from 1993 but I don't recall the "da" bit...
Maybe it was an inaccurate-but-anecdotally-interesting-and-not-meant-to-be-verified observation?

And of course, that one event (if true) pegs the intelligence of Bengalis below organisms described here... http://jaiarjun.blogspot.com/2007/07/overheard-at-cinefan-and-moron.html

Or, is moron the word of the week?

Jabberwock said...

Definitely word of the week. I'm bored with "Cretin"

SUR NOTES said...

would dali have been called dalida?
and derida? deridada?
sorry, could go on but better stop...its one of those days.

Jabberwock said...

I have an aunt named Laadi. WOuld she be Laadida in Kol? Existential questions...

Space Bar said...

i just feel like groaning and lying low for a bit. :D but don't let me stop the party.