over 4 years
Perfectly illustrates the illusory qualities of sixties London
over 5 years
A spectacular metaphysical musing. Antonioni is the shit...
This was sort of copied and retitled blow out with John Travalta. Both ok films.
over 6 years
I understand this film is important for a lot of people- didn't speak to me at all
Blowup (or Blow-Up) is a 1966 film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, his first English-language film.
It tells of a British photographer's accidental involvement with a murder, inspired by Julio Cortázar's short story, "Las babas del diablo" or "The Devil's Drool" (1959), translated also as Blow-Up, and by the life of Swinging London photographer David Bailey. The film was scored by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock, although the music is diegetic, as Hancock noted: "It's only there when someone turns on the radio or puts on a record." Nominated for several awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Blowup won the Grand Prix.
The film stars David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Tsai Chin and Gillian Hills. The 1960s model Veruschka has a scene considered by Premiere as "the sexiest cinematic moment in history". The screenplay was written by Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, with English dialogue by British playwright Edward Bond. The film was produced by Carlo Ponti...