My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Blow-Up (1966)

MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBBUnited Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Michelangelo Antonioni, Screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, , English dialogue by , based on the short story Las Babas Del Diablo by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Podcast:  My Criterions.  Academy Awards 1966Cannes Film Festival 1967.  Golden Globe Awards 1966.  

Michelangelo Antonioni’s first film in the English language, starring  as a fashion photographer who examines random photographs he has taken while walking through the park and discovers clues that point to murder. Is what he sees evidence that someone was out to kill, or are things not what they seem? Vanessa Redgrave is fantastic as the sexy model who at first appears to be nothing more than a good time but is actually involved deeper in the plot than he realizes. A brilliantly clever story that meets with Antonioni’s fantastic sense of camera work, it’s interesting that it took an Italian filmmaker to make the definitive record of swinging-sixties London.

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