Blow-Up

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(out of 5)


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.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

United Kingdom/Italy/USA, 1966

Directed by

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

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1967

The Criterion Collection


Academy Award Nominations
Best Directing (Michelangelo Antonioni)
Best Writing (Story and Screenplay–written directly for the screen) (Story by Michelangelo Antonioni; screenplay by Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best English-Language Foreign Film

Cannes Film Festival Award
Palme D’Or


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