Blowup (1966)


Did he or didn't he? Or better yet -- is he or isn't he? Every question is valid in Michelangelo Antonioni's original illusory fable, where hard photographic evidence of a murder dissolves into existential ambiguity. David Hemmings is the photographer whose blown-up prints lead him to believe he has accidentally captured a killing on film. As he pursues the issue, both he and the viewers become increasingly insecure with their own perceived "reality." The very last scene poses a profound and beautiful question about movies, the art of storytelling, and Life Itself.
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