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I was wrong. I did see the new “Antonioni” film, Beyond the Clouds, in which Wim Wenders nobly seconded the instructions that Antonioni was unable to deliver. It’s flawed; it’s mannered; it’s dated; I loved it. It is not a masterpiece like L’Avventura, but it is a piece (or pieces) by a master; in almost uncanny retrieval, it re-presents the cinematic world of angst, beautiful women and lingering pauses which the success of Star Wars and Raiders banished from our screens. Today, a movie has to “open,” as the insiders say, which means it must take, oh, $14.5m on the…

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