I became interested in Michelangelo Antonioni via his influence on Wong Kar-wai, and The Eclipse (1962) was cited as an inspiration. It is a film with many powerful images depicted through the cinematography. It deals with typical Antonioni themes of isolation and alienation that were explored in L'adventura (1960) and that I suspect will be found in LaNotte (1961), which is next on my list of his films to watch. There seems to be a contrast between society, particularly materialistic society (as seen in the stock market scenes) and the world of nature as personified by the outdoors, the airplane flight, and the images of Africa as imagined by the characters. The ending seems to have been perplexing for many of the critics of the time, but is memorable in context of the issues raised by Antonioni. It is a very stylish and modern looking film given the context in which it was made. I look forward to seeing other Antonioni films in the near future.