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Blow-Up

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Blow-Up
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Time Out says

As often with Antonioni, a film riddled with moments of brilliance and scuppered by infuriating pretensions; full of longueurs, it works neither as a portrait of Swinging London, nor as a bona fide thriller. But as it establishes its metaphysical mystery - Hemmings' vacuously trendy photographer discovers a purpose to his life when he enlarges a picture that may or may not prove that a murder has taken place - it does become strangely gripping, questioning the maxim that the camera never lies, and settling into a virtually abstract examination of subjectivity and perception. Deep stuff, then, though the surrounding dross - sex'n'fashion'n'rock'n'roll - makes it pretty hard to watch. Still, at least

Carlo Di Palma

's camerawork leavens the brew.

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Release Details

  • Rated:15
  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Michelangelo Antonioni
  • Screenwriter:Michelangelo Antonioni, Tonino Guerra
  • Cast:
    • David Hemmings
    • Vanessa Redgrave
    • Peter Bowles
    • Sarah Miles
    • John Castle
    • Jane Birkin
    • Veruschka
    • Julian Chagrin
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