by Jim Ridley
on Tue, Jul 31, 2007 at 10:33 AM
Two great sequences from the work of the late Michelangelo Antonioni, who died last night at age 94. The deaths of Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman, the directors who all but defined art cinema, on the same day is like losing two of the last sequoias in a forest of brush. Above is the literally explosive conclusion of 1970's Zabriskie Point, a fantasy of bourgeois devastation cut to a hypnotic Pink Floyd score. Below, quieter and more insinuating but no less an intimation of the apocalypse, is the eerie montage that ends 1962's L'Eclisse.