Stephen Brophy wrote:
> I just had an opportunity to watch "Blowup" over the weekend, and as
>you can imagine I paid considerable attention to the tennis game. As
>the game gets underway, we only hear the sounds of the mime-players'
>bodies as they move around the court. The sound of the ball only
>appears after the photographer picks it up from the grass and throws
>it back to the players. Since the sound only comes in after he has
>involved himself in the pretense, I interpret it to represent some
>complex weakening of his mental state vis a vis reality, given what he
>has experienced through the night.
Or could it be said that the soundtrack reflects his own -- voluntary and
subjective -- participation in a certain reality? Whether this constitutes
a weakening of his mental state, I can't say...
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