Friday, November 4, 2011

The Great Scenes # 14: Blow-Up (1966)

Mime Tennis Finale
Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Blow-Up is a puzzle wrapped in an enigma. A fashion photographer (David Hemmings) captures an intriguing photo of what he believes may be a murder taking place. Then he goes into a strange journey which raises more questions than it answers. The film's intriguing tone is captured very beautifully by its final scene where the lead character watches a group of mimes "play" tennis. It's strange, somewhat surreal and probably one of the most brilliant, famous scenes shot by one of world cinema's masters, Michelangelo Antonioni.

10 comments:

YeamieWaffles said...

Excellent scene from an awesome movie. Thanks for sharing this buddy.

My 2 Pesos said...

Nice scene!

Interwebs Fails said...

Seems it's a great movie.

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Never seen the movie, but that scene looks so wonderfully bizarre.

Bersercules said...

Thats awesome! I loved how it got all silent! I don't understand any deeper meaning to it but it is quite good!

lowfrequencies said...

looks strange but i kinda want to see it now

Bob said...

Isn't this the movie, where the main protagonist takes a lot of women's pictures? If yes, than I already saw it and didn't "get" it at all. :/

A said...

Awesome film, great scene.

Orang3 said...

great scene

Jimmy Fungus said...

Everybody loves mimes.