Sunday, December 25, 2005


I once tried to write a thriller and hated myself for always reinforcing such conventional ideologies with the ending -- I blamed it on the genre -- I was sure that inherent in the quest to stop X (before society was ruined by X's actions -- the quest to stop X always provides the maincourse of the thriller plot...) was an ode to the status quo. Blow-Up, delightfully, undercuts the genre, while fulfilling it; an anti-hero in a counter-cultural movement wrestles with a big question -- with several subquestions -- its a philosophical maze, masterfully accomplished with almost entirely VISUAL storytelling.