very good Interrogation of reality , but the atmosphere created by characters is not suspicious enough . when he saw female character with another man inside a bed , I think he was searching knife or something for protect himself ... for this reason there were couple additional shots including bread and ashtray but I would like to see knife at that scene ... I 'll always remember this tennis game hint .
I think it has a great stylization and I loved the shots made in the car. The theme of the transference of alienation to an obsession with a photograph it's really good, and I was a lot creeped out by the "non-shape" of the amplified image. But this is not at all the Antonioni I fell in love with.
I think I'm condemned to this feeling of disappointment whenever I finish an Antonioni film. Yet again, in "Blow-up", we get some stunningly beautiful scenes (like the photoshoots in the studio and the park, and the imaginary game on the tennis court) but an overall impression that the film is being dragged towards its end without any sort of resolution or closure whatsoever. It's like there's a second part missing.
Among the greatest films ever made. Antonioni's masterpiece is a haunting meditation on the differences b/w art & reality. As a photographer, Thomas is in the business of capturing what is presumably the objective world but we can see from the outset that he is also subjectively playing with his images, making them more erotic. Where does one end & the other begin? Is cinema even capable of revealing objective truth?
Incredible subtle masterpiece of unreality nothingness death the swinging 60s period glitz is as doomed as the kitsch art in the junk shop scene.,the first 25 minutes isn't really about anything in terms of the main character but, the end of class consciousness and nouveau trendyness are well evoked, some new it wouldn't last, Blow up/demolished
Antonioni could make masterpieces like this, or complete disasters like 'Zabriskie Point', because he didn't care that much about actors. "Actors are like cows. You have to lead them through a fence." The really successful ones had great actors who shone through despite the limitations. I cannot heap enough praise on Vanessa Redgrave. I can watch this one over and over.
I'm completely taken aback. I hadn't seen an Antonioni film up until this point (I know, I know, I'll get around to L'Avventura), but just wow. Explosive and visceral; a rumination on expansion and growth and decay. The final scene is a standout. Also, out of curiosity, are there multiple versions of this film?