Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” cited in Amerie music video

Blow-Up is my favorite movie of ALL TIME. Like all great movies, there’s always a case or two of people paying tribute to, or just plain copying it. So, for those of you who have also seen this awesome film, check out this music video for Amerie‘s song “Take Control”:

Note the use of “cutout” lettering, used in the title sequence of Blow-Up.

The scenes with the fashion photographer are very much like those in Blow-Up, especially the backgrounds. There is even a “close your eyes” segment.

Amerie taking the “Senator” to the park to assassinate him echoes the park scene in Blow-Up (visually, at least), and so does Amerie’s retrieval of the incriminating film reel.

Here is the park scene from Blow-Up:

and here is the trailer for the film.

So….yeah, they over-simplify everything in the Amerie video, but to tell you the truth, I was happy just to see that someone remembers this film and can throw it back into pop culture, even if only some 1-odd% of the MTV audience even KNOWS what film is being referenced.


One Response to “Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” cited in Amerie music video”

  1. I will have to check this film out. I’ve heard about it–nothing but good things–but I’ve yet to see it. Now that you’ve mentioned it, I’ve got to get my hands on it. Thanks!

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