History Film / Blowup

14th Jul '17 6:31:26 AM benda
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* MocksteryTale: Thomas accidentally uncovers a murder. He attempts to investigate it, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic in spite of actually finding the victim's body, his investigation ends in vain and in the very end it's implied that he doesn't or shouldn't actually care.

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* MocksteryTale: Thomas accidentally uncovers a murder. He attempts to investigate it, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic in spite of actually finding the victim's body, his investigation ends in vain and in the very end it's implied ending implies that he doesn't or shouldn't actually really care.
13th Jul '17 6:45:44 PM benda
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* MocksteryTale: Thomas accidentally uncovers a murder. He attempts to investigate it, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic in spite of actually finding the victim's body, and his investigation ends in vain.

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* MocksteryTale: Thomas accidentally uncovers a murder. He attempts to investigate it, but he doesn't seem very enthusiastic in spite of actually finding the victim's body, and his investigation ends in vain.vain and in the very end it's implied that he doesn't or shouldn't actually care.
15th Jun '17 7:11:03 PM jamespolk
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* TwoActStructure: The first half of the movie is a rather episodic study of the life of a young fashion photographer in London--lots of scantily clad models, hipster friends, parties, a vague sense of ennui. Then halfway through Thomas notices what appears to be a murder in the background of his picture of Jane, and the film becomes something different, as he tries, somewhat halfheartedly, to solve the mystery.


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* TwoActStructure: The first half of the movie is a rather episodic study of the life of a young fashion photographer in London--lots of scantily clad models, hipster friends, parties, a vague sense of ennui. Then halfway through Thomas notices what appears to be a murder in the background of his picture of Jane, and the film becomes something different, as he tries, somewhat halfheartedly, to solve the mystery.
15th Jun '17 6:10:32 PM jamespolk
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* CoitusUninterruptus: At one point Thomas, who's looking for answers about the dead guy, goes to Jane's apartment and finds her in bed, a man humping away on top of her. The man doesn't notice him but Jane does, and she motions for him to leave. After lingering for a bit he does.


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* SexyDiscretionShot: The film certainly showed more nudity than any other mainstream film to run in the United States or Britain prior to that time, but the boundary pushing only went so far. After most of the clothes in the ThreeWaySex scene have been removed we cut to the aftermath, with the two girls again fully clothed and gently putting Thomas's shoes back on.


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* TwoActStructure: The first half of the movie is a rather episodic study of the life of a young fashion photographer in London--lots of scantily clad models, hipster friends, parties, a vague sense of ennui. Then halfway through Thomas notices what appears to be a murder in the background of his picture of Jane, and the film becomes something different, as he tries, somewhat halfheartedly, to solve the mystery.


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* VehicleVanish: Done with people instead of a vehicle, and in a distinctly surreal manner. Thomas is driving downtown when he spots Jane across the street outside a nightclub. As he's parking the car, a group of people pass in front of Jane...and she disappears. She isn't there when the people pass, and she's never seen in the movie again.
15th Jun '17 6:03:56 PM jamespolk
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Perhaps the archetypal "swinging '60s" movie, at least in Britain. This film inspired the swinging London look of the Film/AustinPowers films, with the character of Thomas being an obvious inspiration for Austin's fashion photographer cover identity.



* BookEnds: The movie starts and ends with mimes.

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* BookEnds: The movie starts and ends with mimes.a carload of weird mimes tooling around in an old army surplus jeep, yelling at people.


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* GainaxEnding: The film starts to get downright weird at the end. Thomas comes back to his apartment to find all of the incriminating photos having disappeared, except for one blurry image of the body that fell behind some furniture. He spots Jane outside a club, only for her to literally disappear into thin air. Finally, the last scene has Thomas re-visiting the park to find that the corpse has disappeared as well. The carload of weird mimes shows up again, as they scamper into the park and onto a tennis court, where two of them mime playing tennis without a ball. Despite the lack of a ball we start hearing the sound of a ball being hit around on the court. Then we see Thomas walking away as the camera pulls back into a crane shot...only for Thomas to disappear into thin air as well, as TheEnd comes onscreen.


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* TheUnreveal: Just what the hell was the deal with the dead guy in the park, hm? Did Jane conspire to commit murder, or not?
15th Jun '17 3:16:32 PM jamespolk
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* RewindReplayRepeat: An UnbuiltTrope version, as Thomas winds up obsessively blowing up and studying a detail from a single photograph.
15th Jun '17 3:12:10 PM jamespolk
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* CatFight: The two girls that come to Thomas's apartment have a giggling {{Fanservice}}-y faux Cat Fight in which the one girl, who is already topless, renders the second girl topless. Then Thomas joins in and more clothing gets removed and three-way sex follows.


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* ThreeWaySex: Between Thomas and the two girls who show up to his apartment uninvited.
11th Jun '17 7:29:40 PM jamespolk
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* SceneryCensor: When Jane takes her top off and basically dares Thomas to photograph her, she's strategically hidden behind some stage feathers. When Thomas takes her by the arm and tells her to get dressed, his arms provide the scenery censorship.
6th Jun '17 8:49:44 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheSixties: Specifically, the mid-decade Swinging London/Mod scene. The music, the clothes, the dancing, the apartment, everything.



* TheSixties: Specifically, the mid-decade Swinging London/Mod scene. The music, the clothes, the dancing, the apartment, everything.
* SpookyPhotographs: The Blow-Ups of the photograph keep making the original look blurrier and scarier and harder to understand.


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* SpookyPhotographs: The Blow-Ups of the photograph keep making the original look blurrier and scarier and harder to understand.
31st Mar '17 2:07:30 PM JulianLapostat
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* SpiritualSuccessor: Antonioni's next film ''Film/ZabriskiePoint'' dealt with America's counter-culture, featuring PopStarComposer Music/PinkFloyd, ambiguous GainaxEnding, and a much darker tone.
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