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Blow-Up (1966)

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Commentary 1: Peter Brunette, author of "The Films of Michelangelo Antonioni" Rating:5.3/10 (6 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by Brian Thibodeau on August 19th, 2004:Find all reviews by Brian Thibodeau
One would expect better than a dry film class lecture on themes frmo the writer of a book on Antonioni, but that's precisely what one gets on this track. Brunette, not unexpectedly a university film professor, provides a reasonably aware, narration-prone analysis to this film's rather abstract (but sometimes patently obvious) themes of meaning, reality, context, evidence, art and aesthetics, but that's about all he does, and even then, some of it's mere speculation. No production background, no location pointers, little information on Antonioni and virtually nothing about the cast. Destined to please the aesthete film class snob, not the film and culture historian. Cultural context is provided at only the most basic level, leaving one wishing Brunette knew more about the era.