I was watching Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avventura last night. While cinematically perfect and a more sensiible plot than Blow Up, I felt sometjing missing from the movie. What was it? The ending. While I understand it somewhat, after a night's worth of pontification, it still seems weird. No spoilers, so I won't tell you the plot other than tell you that the movie charts the rather vapid lives of Italy's idle rich in the late 50's and early 60's. However, it is a great watch and the the movie won the Special Jury award at Cannes in 1960. However, if you do want to read soime more, go to the Antonioni filmoography page.
Oh and if wanted a really really good reason to watch the movie, the women in it are smoking hot. I know the movie is 45 years old, but man those women are hot.
And this story in the NYTis kick-ass, welcome to the world of alt-porn. (Login reqd for NYT)