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Bruce D. Winstein collection on Michelangelo Antonioni

Identifier: C-110

Scope and Contents

The collection constitutes four boxes, two of which (Boxes 3 and 4) are flat oversized to accommodate large format photographs and movie cards. It includes textual and visual materials relating to Michelangelo Antonioni’s film work between 1950-1999. There are screenplays, posters, press books, photographs and publications related directly to his work, as well as still photographs from a few contemporary film makers.


  • Majority of material found within 1950 - 1999


Biographical / Historical

Michelangelo Antonioni was born September 29, 1912, in Ferrera, Italy. Best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents"— L'Avventura (1960), La Notte (1961), and Eclipse (1962) — Antonioni "redefined the concept of narrative cinema," and he challenged traditional approaches to storytelling, realism, drama, and the world at large. Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize (1960, 1962), Palme d'Or (1966), and 35th Anniversary Prize (1982); the Venice Film Festival Silver Lion (1955), Golden Lion (1964), FIPRESCI Prize (1964, 1995), and Pietro Bianchi Award (1998); the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Silver Ribbon eight times; and an honorary Academy Award in 1995. He died on July 30, 2007, at the age of 94.


4 Boxes (2 boxes, 2 flat oversize boxes) ; 4 linear feet

Language of Materials



Spanning 49 years in the 20th century, the Antonioni Collection traces the professional career of the Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni. Screenplays, still photographs from movies, and publications illuminate his work as a director, screenwriter and editor.


The Antonioni Collection is arranged in 4 series: Series I: Screenplays; Series II: Pressbooks/Posters; Series III: Photographs; Series IV: Miscellaneous.

Separated Materials

19 books and 25 DVDs and VHS tapes were donated as part of the collection, some of which are available in the library's general collection.


Il grido di Michelangelo Antonioni by Elio Bartolini
PN1997 .A6
L'avventura by Michelangelo Antonioni
PN1997 .A95 1977
Sei film by Michelangelo Antonioni
PN1997. A1 A5
Equilibrium by Tonino Guerra
PQ4867.U3 E75 1970
Antonioni by Ian Cameron and Robin Wood
PN1998.3.A58 C24 1969
Blow Up by Michelangelo Antonioni
PN1997 .A55 1968
That Bowling Alley on the Tiber: Tales of a Director by Michelangelo Antonioni
PQ4861.N823 Q413 1986
L'avventura by Seymour Chatman and Guido Fink
PN1997.A953 A94 1989
The Architecture of Vision: Writings and interviews on cinema by Carlo di Carlo and Giorgio Tinazzi
PN1998.3.A58 A5 1996
L'avventura by Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
PN1997.A953 N69 1997
Michelangelo Antonioni by Carlo di Carlo
PN1998.3.A58 M53 2000z
Michelangelo Antonioni Interviews by Bert Cardullo
PN1998.3.A58 A3 2008


Il grido
PN1997.G7493 A1 2000D
La notte
PN1997.N5764 A1 2001D
Deserto rosso
PN1997.D4545 A1 1999D
PN1997.2.E767 A1 2006D
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository

Middlebury College
Davis Family Library
110 Storrs Avenue
Middlebury Vermont 05753 United States