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Pics or It Didn’t Happen: In Praise of ‘Blow-Up’ at 50

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A recent rerelease from the venerable Criterion Collection, replete with typography for the visually impaired.
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Ron Carey (in vest) “blows up” Mel Brooks in “High Anxiety.”
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The Accidental Voyeur

Candid photography, if it exists at all in popular culture, is the province of the paparazzo. At some point, our culture decided a gym-bound celeb in sweats constitutes an unvarnished moment of human truth. Redgrave, as Jane, conveys more reality in a few frames of her performance — faking a candid moment — than, say, the whole of the Kardashian’s oeuvre.

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AKA “The Devil’s Drool.”

Author of Quantum Deadline and writer-director of Pill Head (both at Amazon). Editor of the Bohemian and Pacific Sun. https://daedalushowell.com

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