R.I.P. Monica Vitti


She was a looker in her day wasn't she. And...she got a long run, to 90.

Like many people, I know her primarily from her films with Michelangelo Antonioni. L'Eclisse and Red Desert were two of my more rewarding rewatches last year. I think the latter especially depends on her peformance to humanize the proceedings.

And while I don't think Modesty Blaise is a particularly good movie, it is a good excuse to watch her play dress up (with costume changes almost every scene), so it has its charms.