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Articles by Colin Gardner:

Antonioni’s Blow Up And The Chiasmus Of Memory

The conventional wisdom on Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up is that it questions the possibility of perceiving “reality” non-reflectively; that active signification, semiotic interpretation and conceptual meaning-production necessarily interject between the perceiving subject and the perceived object.  By this reading, the true meaning of the events in the park in Blow-Up can only be brought to light through the mediating function of Thomas’s (David Hemmings) photographs, and their reconstitution in the form of a semiotic narrative. 

This post is in: Cinema and the Brain,Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #2 (2000-02)

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