Antonioni’s first American film is a harsh critique. In a particularly chilling sequence, businessmen watch a commercial for their resort that features plastic figures engaging in the daily activities of a typical American family.
Antonioni’s control of the color expresses Giulianna’s mind very well. The color use even changes during some scenes to force the audience to think about the image.
Periods of long silence accompanied by images of wind evoke an understanding of a fleeting love affair.