Italian film director Michelangelo Antonioni, July 30 Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni, whose depiction of alienation made him a symbol of art-house cinema with movies such as "Blow-Up" and "L'Avventura," died at his home on July 30. He was 94. Along with Federico Fellini, Antonioni helped turn post-war Italian film away from the Neorealism movement and toward a personal cinema of imagination. In 1995, Hollywood honored his career work -- about 25 films and several screenplays -- with a special Oscar for lifetime achievement.
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