He also has a painter friend who's girlfriend Sarah Miles seems to have a certain interest in him, but whom he ignores, like all other women who come in contact with him. Van Johnson: He takes pictures, walks closer, takes more pictures, walks even closer The narrow-mindedness of Antonioni's conception would be more tolerable were it not for his continual use of sledgehammer symbolism. In that regard, Blow-Up seems to end a bit prematurely, leaving the viewer to fill in not only the existential blanks, but the more realistic narrative ones as well.
At the Paris Cinema
Today's headlines Most Read Can you guess what all these women have in common? Blow-Up, when all is said and done, is a small film dealing with large themes. It makes sense then that even a more indifferent onlooker, David Hemmings, is swept up in this, until out of the club, in the quiet, he's struck by the meaninglessness of the encounter.