Writers: Michelangelo Antonioni, Julio Cortázar, Tonino Guerra, Edward Bond
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Release: December 18, 1966
Tagline(s): Michelangelo Antonioni’s first British film
Sometimes, reality is the strangest fantasy of all.
Antonioni’s camera never flinches. At love without meaning. At murder without guilt. At the dazzle and madness of youth today.
Sometimes reality is the strangest fantasy of all.
Producer: Carlo Ponti
Executive Producer: Pierre Rouve
Stars/Actors: Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Veruschka von Lehndorff
Music by: Herbie Hancock
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre(s): Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: Not Rated
Runtime: 111 minutes
Based On: Inspired by “Las babas del diablo” or “The Devil’s Drool” by Julio Cortázar
Synopsis: A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Declassified by Agent Palmer: Blow-Up: Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.
Quotes and Lines
“Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.” – Thomas
“She isn’t my wife, really. We just have some kids. No, no kids, not even kids. Sometimes, though, it feels as if we had kids. She isn’t beautiful, she’s… easy to live with. No, she isn’t. That’s why I don’t live with her.” – Thomas
“What’s so important about my bloody pictures?” – Thomas
The Blonde: Couldn’t you give us just a couple of minutes?
Thomas: Couple of minutes? I haven’t even got a couple of minutes to have my appendix out.
Thomas: Don’t let’s spoil everything, we’ve only just met.
Jane: No, we haven’t met. You’ve never seen me.
Jane: What are you doing? Stop it! Stop it! Give me those pictures. You can’t photograph people like that.
Thomas: Who says I can’t? I’m only doing my job. Some people are bullfighters, some people are politicians. I’m a photographer.
Jane: This is a public place — everyone has the right to be left in peace.
Thomas: It’s not my fault if there’s no peace. You know, most girls would pay me to photograph them.
Jane: I’ll pay you.
Thomas: I overcharge. There are other things I want on the reel.