The cinema is often home to fantastic events and extraordinary tales. And though the conflicts in such movies are able to move audiences emotionally, there is an unavoidable disconnect between the content and the real world. For many viewers, L’Eclisse is a film that avoids that disconnect. Antonioni’s classic abides by what is feasible in the real world and as a result, allows audiences to absorb and empathize with the subject matter. In addition, the moral struggles presented in L’Eclisse are simple, realistic, and vague so that every viewer can connect with the film on some level. In L’Eclisse, the beautiful and well-to-do Vittoria is bored, surrounded by a culture of materialism, and lonely. And every aspect of the film, from the narrative to the mise-en-scene, emphasizes those themes.