Michelangelo Antonioni

Michelangelo Antonioni, was an Italian film director, editor and short story author. He is best known for his "trilogy on modernity and its discontents" — L'Avventura, La Notte, L'Eclisse —as well as the English-language films Blowup and The Passenger, his films have been described as "enigmatic and intricate mood pieces" that feature elusive plots, striking visuals, a preoccupation with modern landscapes. His work would influence subsequent art films. Antonioni received numerous awards and nominations throughout his career, including the Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, Palme d'Or, 35th Anniversary Prize, he is one of three directors to have won the Palme d'Or, the Golden Lion and the Golden Bear, the only director to have won these three and the Golden Leopard. Antonioni was born into a prosperous family of landowners in Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, in northern Italy, he was the son of Ismaele Antonioni. The director explained to Italian film critic Aldo Tassone: My childhood was a happy one. My mother... was a warm and intelligent woman, a laborer in her youth.

My father was a good man. Born into a working-class family, he succeeded in obtaining a comfortable position through evening courses and hard work. My parents gave me free rein to do what I wanted: with my brother, we spent most of our time playing outside with friends. Curiously enough, our friends were invariably proletarian, poor; the poor still existed at that time, you recognized them by their clothes. But in the way they wore their clothes, there was a fantasy, a frankness that made me prefer them to boys of bourgeois families. I always had sympathy for young women of working-class families later when I attended university: they were more authentic and spontaneous; as a child, Antonioni was fond of music. A precocious violinist, he gave his first concert at the age of nine. Although he abandoned the violin with the discovery of cinema in his teens, drawing would remain a lifelong passion. "I have never drawn as a child, either puppets or silhouettes but rather facades of houses and gates. One of my favorite games consisted of organizing towns.

Ignorant in architecture, I constructed streets crammed with little figures. I invented stories for them; these childhood happenings - I was eleven years old - were like little films."Upon graduation from the University of Bologna with a degree in economics, he started writing for the local Ferrara newspaper Il Corriere Padano in 1935 as a film journalist. In 1940, Antonioni moved to Rome, where he worked for Cinema, the official Fascist film magazine edited by Vittorio Mussolini. However, Antonioni was fired a few months afterward; that year he enrolled at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia to study film technique, but left after three months. He was subsequently drafted into the army. During the war Antonioni survived being condemned to death as a member of the Italian resistance. In 1942, Antonioni co-wrote A Pilot Returns with Roberto Rossellini and worked as assistant director on Enrico Fulchignoni's I due Foscari. In 1943, he travelled to France to assist Marcel Carné on Les visiteurs du soir and began a series of short films with Gente del Po, a story of poor fishermen of the Po valley.

When Rome was liberated by the Allies, the film stock was transferred to the Fascist "Republic of Salò" and could not be recovered and edited until 1947. These films were neorealist in style, being semi-documentary studies of the lives of ordinary people. However, Antonioni's first full-length feature film Cronaca di un amore broke away from neorealism by depicting the middle classes, he continued to do so in a series of other films: I vinti, a trio of stories, each set in a different country, about juvenile delinquency. Il grido was a return to working class stories, depicting his daughter; each of these stories is about social alienation. In Le Amiche, Antonioni experimented with a radical new style: instead of a conventional narrative, he presented a series of disconnected events, he used long takes as part of his film making style. Antonioni returned to their use in L'avventura. At the Cannes Film Festival it received a mixture of cheers and boos, but the film was popular in art house cinemas around the world.

La notte, starring Jeanne Moreau and Marcello Mastroianni, L'Eclisse, starring Alain Delon, followed L'avventura. These three films are referred to as a trilogy because they are stylistically similar and all concerned with the alienation of man in the modern world. La notte won the Golden Bear award at the 11th Berlin International Film Festival, His first color film, Il deserto rosso, deals with similar themes, is sometimes considered the fourth film of the "trilogy". All of these films star his lover during that period. Antonioni signed a deal with producer Carlo Ponti that would allow artistic freedom on three films in English to be released by MGM; the first, set

Ross Baillie

Ross Baillie was a Scottish track and field athlete, older brother of Commonwealth Silver medal winner Chris Baillie. Both his parents were track and field athletes, father Hugh representing Great Britain at 400m, mother Sheila being a former Scottish champion at 80m hurdles. Deemed by Colin Jackson to be his natural successor in the 110m hurdles event for Great Britain, he died at the age of 21. Fittingly, since his death, the records set by Ross have been broken by his brother. Attended Clydebank High School, winning the Eric Liddell Memorial Trophy in 1994 and 1995 whilst representing the school at the Scottish Schools Athletics Association Scottish Schools Championships, he was a member of Victoria Park Athletic Club where he was coached by Bob Sommerville, joined Sale Harriers Manchester Athletics Club with whom he competed in English competitions. Ross moved to Bath to join Team Bath and take advantage of the superior sports facilities at the University of Bath. Here he was coached by Malcolm Arnold, becoming the training flatmate of Colin Jackson.

Following a training session on 16 June 1999 Ross suffered a serious allergic reaction to peanut oil present in a coronation chicken sandwich whilst having lunch with his friend and fellow athlete Mark Foster. Despite being given an adrenalin injection by doctors at the nearby University of Bath he collapsed and failed to regain consciousness before dying due to complications arising from anaphylaxis at Royal United Hospital, Bath at 11am on 18 June 1999. Ross had been in contention for the Great Britain men's team at the 1999 European Cup in Paris, but lost out to Tony Jarrett; the event took place the day following his death, with the British team observing a 2-minute silence in his memory and wore black ribbons at the event as a mark of respect. Dwain Chambers dedicated his victory in the 100m event to Ross and continued to wear black ribbons for the remainder of the season. At the 2002 European Championships in Munich, Chambers dedicated another victory to the memory of Ross; the 110m hurdles event was withdrawn from the programme at the 1999 Scottish Championships the following week.

Ross had been due to defend his title against his younger brother. The Ross Baillie Cup is awarded for the winner of the 60m hurdles at the Scottish Indoor Athletics Championships; the trophy was donated by his family, was won by his brother in 2002 at the Kelvin Hall International Sports Arena in Glasgow. His friend Mark Foster became patron of The Anaphylaxis Campaign in 2009, stating "I’m thrilled to be a patron for The Anaphylaxis Campaign. A friend of mine died of this terrible condition and I hope to be able to help raise the profile of this wonderful charity who help so many people with life-threatening allergies.". He won £10,000 for the Campaign by participating in Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, broadcast on ITV on 8 September 2009. Sale Harriers Manchester Victoria Park City of Glasgow Athletics Club The Anaphylaxis Campaign


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