Still something for me to do while I'm too young for anything fun.....


Blow-Up (1966)

Early audiences found Blowup delightfully unfathomable, and to add to the confusion, it came courtesy of MGM. ‘Bizarre’ was a recurring media characterization, used as a sell word in the movie’s print ads. Critical focus tended to be literal—much clucking over the new permissiveness or wondering whether the murder was truth or illusion. Blowup had significance. People argued over it and it was widely overinterpreted because, in part, it blatantly proposed that movies and reality were in the head.

J. Hoberman, The Dream Life