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Rob C

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The Blow-Up Legacy
« on: March 18, 2019, 11:41:07 am »

http://www.lightmonkey.net/blowup

Quite an interesting read that's more gripping and relevant to me than new cameras. Some technical boobs if you are a photographer, but overall, those can be forgiven.

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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 12:44:43 pm »

Thanks for this, Rob. It makes me want to see Blow-Up again. The connections with photographic and social history are impressive.
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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 02:38:14 pm »

Ah, to be 36 again, and back from the (Vietnam) war. Thanks for this one, Rob.

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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 03:58:25 pm »

Eric, Russ: it's surprising what I find myself doing when I feel the tension building up as I wait for plumbing Godots! The Internet serves as a fruitful tranquilliser at times, though too much of it makes for a lethal dose.

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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 04:05:48 pm »

Right, Rob. Better, if possible, to be out among 'em with a camera. But the older I get the harder that becomes.

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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 05:56:11 pm »

Very much like the Italian movies of the 60's; especially Antonioni,
l'avventura ... 3hours...not much happening but every second to like. beautiful black and white.
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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2019, 08:50:33 am »

Very much like the Italian movies of the 60's; especially Antonioni,
l'avventura ... 3hours...not much happening but every second to like. beautiful black and white.

Of them all, I love Fellini the most. His La Dolce Vita probably remains my all-time favourite movie, followed by something completely different: American Graffiti, which had me secretly in tears one night, many years ago, in Scotland during a trip back there. We were staying with my mother, and both she and my wife had retired for the night; alone, I sat watching my lost youth replayed before my old eyes, with memories of juke boxes, school dances etc. surging back unexpectedly to hit me where I live, today too, I guess. Sentiment and love can be bloody hard bastards at times.

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Re: The Blow-Up Legacy
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2019, 09:46:49 am »

talking about movies; Andrej Tarkovski is one of my favourite directors...
again slow, poetic, mysterious without much explanation. Try Nostalghia, or Stalker...
I can watch them over and over again, and it stays fresh.
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