With the Death of Franca Sozzani Comes the Death of Vogue Italia As We Knew It

Vogue Italia has long been known for its avant-garde, forward-thinking aesthetic and editorial slant. And this has, in large part, been thanks to its former editor-in-chief, Franca Sozzani, who has died at age 66 after battling a year-long illness. As editor of the publication since 1988, Sozzani’s contributions to the …

With the Death of Anita Ekberg Comes the Death of La Dolce Vita As We Knew It

There have been so many actresses in film history who have made a lasting impression on the silver screen with minimal screen time (see: Major Stars With Minor Film Roles More Memorable Than the Movie). The greatest elucidation of this, however, is Anita Ekberg as Swedish-American actress/sex bomb Sylvia. Even …

Do the Loose-Fitting Clothes of Monica Vitti’s Character in L’Eclisse Represent a Loose Moral Compass?

It’s clear when watching Monica Vitti on screen that she’s one of those beauties who you have to acclimate yourself to, the type who becomes more beautiful the longer you look at her. In Michelangelo Antonioni’s 1962 film, L’Eclisse, Vitti embodies the insecurities of her character, Vittoria, primarily through her …