Blow-Up : New 2K Studio Restoration
Blow-Up,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s first English-language film originally released December 1966, is presented in a new 2K digital restoration by Warner Bros.
During the swinging 1960s, a London photographer believes he inadvertently photographed evidence of a murder only to have the evidence mysteriously disappear. 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 Best Director Awards from the then-new National Society of Film Critics (as well as Oscar-nominated for Best Director and Best Screenplay), director Michelangelo Antonioni‘s Blow-Up 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 languor.
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.