Rent Blow Up (1966)

3.5 of 5 from 162 ratings
1h 46min
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Professional photographer Thomas saw nothing. And he saw everything. Enlargements of pictures he secretly took of a romantic couple in the park reveal a murder in progress. Or do they? Blowup is an influential, stylish study of paranoid intrigue and disorientation. It is also a time capsule of mod London, a mindscape of the era's fashions, free love, parties, music (Herbie Hancock wrote the score and The Yardbirds riff at a club) and hip langour. David Hemmings plays the jaded photog enlivened by the mystery in his photos. Vanessa Redgrave is the elusive woman pictured in them. And the enigma of what you see, what you don't see and what the camera sees is yours to solve.
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Michelangelo Antonioni, Julio Cortázar
Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond, Assheton Gorton, Carlo Di Palma
British Films, Drama, Thrillers

1967 Cannes Palme d'Or

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Run Time:
106 minutes
English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, French Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono, Italian Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
Arabic, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, French, German, Italian, Italian Hard of Hearing, Romanian, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Audio Commentary By Author Peter Brunette
  • Music-Only Audio Track
  • 2 Theatrical Trailers

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Reviews (3) of Blow Up

I think you need to have been there. - Blow Up review by CP

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As a film, I would not give it much time; the plot is silly and the acting, despite the big names, is amateurish. If, however, like me, you grew up in the sixties, it has a certain charm, and it's always a pleasure to see how empty the streets were then, and the cars that we drove.

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Intruiging - Blow Up review by LC

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I was expecting a straightforward murder mystery, but this is a much stranger, more artsy film. The whole movie is very stylishly shot, and a great snapshot of swinging 60's London. The central character of David Hemming's photographer is certainly no hero, but much more flawed and interesting, flipping between jaded boredom and manic energy, whilst the sexual politics of his interactions with women will probably often feel uncomfortable to modern audience. The murder mystery plot is there, but it doesn't play out in expected fashion, and seems to exist more to throw a light on the central character - does he treat what's in front of him as real, or just material for his art? Just how much of what we see in the film is real? This film asks some intriguing questions, then lets the audience make up their own mind.

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The only reason I gave it 1 is because you cannot assign a score of zero! - Blow Up review by CP Customer

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This film should be avoided by anyone who values good writing / acting / directing! To put it into context I studied film art at college. By this I mean Im not averse to unusual productions which push the envelope but this was just dreadful. A disappointment in every way.

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