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Year: 1966
Original Title: Blowup
Length: 111 minutes
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Mistery
Studios: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Distributor: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Age rating: Suitable only for 15 years and over
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Release Dates

United Kingdom: March 16 1967

United States: December 18 1966

Ranking

Ranking: 2,301 out of 16,286 movies (up 1272)

8,1

7.5 by 4 users

8.8 by 5 media

Plot

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together. The film is written and directed by Michelangelo Antonioni, it was the winner of the Palme d'Or of the prestigious Cannes festival in 1967 and nominated for two Academy Awards. The cast is completed by Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle and Jane Birkin.

Awards

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Academy Awards (Oscars)Academy Awards (Oscars)
1967
2
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BAFTA AwardsBAFTA Awards
1968
2
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Trivia Blow-Up

Among the homeless men whose photos were taken by the David Hemmings character is Julio Cortázar who wrote the original short story on which Blow-Up (Deseo de una mañana de verano) (1966) is based. Reportedly the first British feature film to show full frontal female nudity. The film contains a rare performance of The Yardbirds during the period when Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck were both in the band. Jeff Beck would leave a few months later.

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