I just saw this a few days ago. I pretty much enjoyed it from the start. I did think to myself along the way what a shame it was that Hitchcock didn't direct it instead of something like Torn Curtain. And I kept thinking he would have improved Blow-up in lots of little ways. Still I was happy. I decided pretty early on that it looked like a film I'd want to buy and watch again. It did seem to take a long time to get to the discovery of the murder, but it was still good. Then I kept waiting for the resolution. I waited, and waited, and eventually, he goes back to the park, finds the body gone, and instead of finding out who was killed and why, we get to see a bunch of mimes playing tennis. WTF???? Now, I can appreciate a nonconventional ending as well as the next guy. But this was a major let down for me. What could have been a really good murder mystery, turned out to be some sort of...I'm not sure what. Now, please tell me if you disagree, and why, but I did not see this as some great ground-breaking ending. Rather, it struck me as a lazy way out. Instead of figuring out how to solve the murder, or how to stick in an interesting twist, they just stuck in some weird ending. I suppose the ending is supposed to be symbolic. Maybe the fact that he actually hears the tennis ball means that the mime tennis game is more real to him than the murdered man who's disappeared. I don't know. And frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. I love symbolism, but to me symbolism is like a spice. It makes the food taste better, but I don't want to eat nothing but spices for the main course. I go back to lamenting how much better this could have been under Hitchcock. There are so many ways the movie could have been better. Hell, you could have kept the mime tennis in! Let him spend the night actually figuring out who the killer and victim were, the relationship with the girl and why it all happened. Then have him call the police. He doesn't give his name, cause he wants to be there to photograph them finding the body for his book. On the way he stops and watches the mimes play tennis. When he gets there, the body is gone. He hears a noise. Fade out. Next we see the police arrive and find a body - his. End of movie. That would have been a unconventional, but satisfying ending. But alas, the end of that movie just completely ruined it for me. If sticking in a completely unrelated, yet artsy ending to a film without resolving things makes a film great, then I guess Citizen Kane would have been a lot better if instead of finding out Rosebud was the sled, a bunch of munchkins came at the end and danced around Kane's body singing "Rosebud, Rosebud" Casablanca would have been better if instead of Ilsa ending up with either guy, she just took a gun, killed Victor and Rick and then turned it on herself for no good reason. Then Sam would fly in on his piano singing As Time Goes By to the corpses. To me, the way Blow-up ended is no different than those, with a psuedo-symbolic ending of no relevance replacing a meaningful resolution to the plot that would have taken too much creativity to figure out. Now, I'm sure to those of you who love Blow-up, I'm being provincial and showing no taste. So, tell me why this ending is better. Convince me I'm wrong.