Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 39, Number 21, September 6, 1976.
Vuwsa Films Coming : Memorial Theatre. — Blow up Tu 7 Sept 2.15
Vuwsa Films Coming : Memorial Theatre.
Blow up Tu 7 Sept 2.15
Another snatch of brilliance from Michelangelo Antonionio. Made in 1967 the film captures the late sixties period excellently - the first film to do so. A new era in explicit portrayal of society by the commercial cinema was born with this film. It combines all the ingredients for a great thriller but at the same time it is of what might be called considerable social value, and of high artistic quality. Must be seen by anyone interested in the history of film because it is one of the most significant films to come out of the sixties.
The plot concerns a photographer who blows up a photograph to enormous magnification in order to solve a mysterious crime.
The theme: alienation in a plastic society a theme well suited to the emotions of your garden variety students who is soon to face nonsensical examinations.