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? Winner of 1966 Best Picture and Director Awards from the then-new National Society of Film Critics, Michelangelo's Antonioni's 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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Blow-Up (1966)

Unrated

Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 51m · 12/18/1966

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Sometimes, reality is the strangest fantasy of all.

Description

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? Winner of 1966 Best Picture and Director Awards from the then-new National Society of Film Critics, Michelangelo's Antonioni's 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.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Language

English

Countries

United Kingdom, Italy

Production Companies

Bridge Films, Carlo Ponti Production, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Budget

$1,800,000

Revenue

$20,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Vanessa Redgrave

Jane
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Sarah Miles

Patricia
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David Hemmings

Thomas
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John Castle

Bill
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Jane Birkin

The Blonde
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Gillian Hills

The Brunette
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Peter Bowles

Ron
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Veruschka von Lehndorff

Herself (as Verushka)
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Julian Chagrin

Mime
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Claude Chagrin

Mime
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Jeff Beck

Himself with The Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Susan Broderick

Antique shop owner (uncredited)
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Tsai Chin

Thomas' receptionist (uncredited)
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Chris Dreja

Himself in the Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Melanie Hampshire

Model (uncredited)
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Harry Hutchinson

Shopkeeper (uncredited)
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Jill Kennington

Model (uncredited)
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Mary Khal

Fashion editor (uncredited)
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Chas Lawther

Waiter (uncredited)
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Jim McCarty

Himself in the Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Peggy Moffitt

Model (uncredited)
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Rosaleen Murray

Model (uncredited)
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Ann Norman

Model (uncredited)
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Ronan O'Casey

Jane's lover in park (uncredited)
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Jimmy Page

Himself with The Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Keith Relf

Himself in The Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Janet Street-Porter

Extra (uncredited)
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Reg Wilkins

Thomas' assistant Reg (uncredited)
Crew
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Michelangelo Antonioni

Director
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Michelangelo Antonioni

Writer
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Tonino Guerra

Writer
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Julio Cortázar

Writer
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Edward Bond

Writer
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Carlo Ponti

Producer
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Carlo di Palma

Cinematograpy
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Frank Clarke

Editor
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Herbie Hancock

Music
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Robin Gregory

Sound
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Mike Le Mare

Sound
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Assheton Gorton

Art
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Blow-Up

(Blu-ray, Slip Case)

3/28/2017

$27.10 -$12.85 (32%)

Disc Title Front Cover

Blow-Up

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

2/17/2004

Disc Title Front Cover

Blow-Up

(DVD, Digipack)

3/28/2017

$22.57 -$7.38 (25%)

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