Blowup

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Joe Lavigne
4-22-2013
Intro to Film
Blowup
The title of the film is Blowup, which to most represent a photographer’s ability to enlarge photographs or blowing them up. In this film, Blowup also becomes a symbol of the failure to communicate. There are several symbolic statements in the film. The murdered man in the enlarged photograph could not communicate. Ron informs his friends about his experience in the park. The photographer “discovers that he's unable to communicate his knowledge to anyone. Ron is caught in his own life--doesn't listen and can't understand. Patricia can't understand the only blow-up left because it is highly abstract. At the end the Photographer comes to the realization of his own isolation--his total inability to communicate his experience.” A These activities allows him to realize his own loneness. A http://home.roadrunner.com/~jhartzog/blowupfilmanalysis.html The director, Antonioni is able to manipulate the narrative elements in the film. It is how we interpret the plots and his use of metaphors that we come away with a twisted sense of reality. I would say that the film is a fantasy. Barton Fink’s plot was unrealistic, embedded in the unconscious and a fantasy as well. As it had been said in Barton Fink, both it and Blowup has many layers of meaning, “The viewer is left guessing as to the plot in the film, In the same way, with the story itself, it is not clear who the killer is - indeed, it is not clear what exactly is happening. B As we watch the film, we try to piece together the plots. This is because the photographer had created a story that fitted into images of his pictures. The film has little dialogue because the director wanted the viewer to use the images of the photographs to tell the story and our imagination. Through this illusion the viewer draws their own conclusion. B http://screeninsight.blogspot.com/2012/02/blow-up-michelangelo-antonioni-1966.html The photographer...
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