Blowup (1966) and the Deleuzian Breeze in the Trees

If I was asked to suggest a particular sound that defined London through its cinema, it would not be the bustling noise of traffic or an iconic piece of soundtrack music; it would, in fact, be the very simple but endlessly mysterious sound of the wind rustling through the trees in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blowup (1966).  Having visited all of the locations of the film last … Continue reading Blowup (1966) and the Deleuzian Breeze in the Trees

L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – A Curious Distance.

For a film that, on the surface, appears to be held in such high regard, Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura (1960) seems to have distanced itself from a number of its audience.  While I often wish to adhere to the third person in criticism, this article cannot help but revert to a personal reception of the film and also refer to recent personal reflections shared online.  After … Continue reading L’Avventura (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) – A Curious Distance.

Blow-Up – Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)

The swinging sixties produced a number of things.  Its music, film, television and art are defined as being from that period by their eccentricities, bold colours and hippy counter culture mentality.  When looking for the work that stands out from the period, it’s often work that embraces the darker elements from the period; work that takes full advantage of the immaturity of its people and … Continue reading Blow-Up – Michelangelo Antonioni (1966)