2008 PHOTOS!

Feature Film: Blowup

Michelangelo Antonioni's first British film.

Blow-Up (1966) is the director's view of the world of mod fashion, and an engaging, provocative murder mystery that examines the existential nature of reality through photography. It quickly became one of the most important films of its decade, and a milestone in liberalized attitudes toward film nudity and expressions of sexuality. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

High-fashion photographer Thomas (David Hemmings) in London, living a life of excess, becomes bored with his career of glamour photography. So he resorts to photographing, in documentary style, the seamy and sordid side of life in London. Innocently, he takes candid photos in a deserted park of a rendezvous between a woman (Vanessa Redgrave) and a gray-haired man in a suit. She pursues him to ask for the photos, as he imagines that he has witnessed a scene of sexual intrigue - never thinking that he may have accidentally obtained criminal evidence of a murder.

* Blowup on IMDB
* Blowup on Wikipedia