An academic point to be sure, but an important one.  On every print I have
seen, the title of this film is actually "BLOWUP" [all in capital
letters], not "BLOW-UP" or "Blow-Up" with a hyphen.  This may seem like a
minor point, but virtually everywhere the film is made reference to it is
spelled incorrectly.  I would contend that the film is ultimately about
things disappearing, distinctions being erased; the "haziness" of modern
art and modern sensibility, in which objects and people disappear into
dots and atoms and abstraction.  In this context, that missing hyphen is a
key signifier!
"Only Connect."   E. M. Forster
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