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Blow-Up ()

Blowup (original title)
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A mod London photographer finds something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 6 nominations.
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Jane
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Patricia
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Thomas
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Bill
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The Blonde
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The Brunette
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Ron
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Verushka (as Verushka)
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Mime
Claude Chagrin ...
Mime
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
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Boy dancing In Ricki Tick Club (uncredited)
Charlie Bird ...
Homeless Man (uncredited)
Susan Brodrick ...
Antique shop owner (uncredited)
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Thomas's receptionist (uncredited)
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Homeless Man (uncredited)
Chris Dreja ...
Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Melanie Hampshire ...
Model (uncredited)
Harry Hutchinson ...
Shopkeeper (uncredited)
Jill Kennington ...
Model (uncredited)
Mary Khal ...
Fashion editor (uncredited)
Chas Lawther ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Dyson Lovell ...
Man outside restaurant (uncredited)
Jack Mandeville ...
Man with Poodle (uncredited)
Jim McCarty ...
Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Peggy Moffitt ...
Model (uncredited)
Rosaleen Murray ...
Model (uncredited)
Ann Norman ...
Model (uncredited)
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Jane's lover in park (uncredited)
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Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Keith Relf ...
Himself - The Yardbirds (uncredited)
Janet Street-Porter ...
Girl Dancing In Ricky Tick Club (uncredited)
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Reg - Thomas's assistant (uncredited)
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Homeless Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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Michelangelo Antonioni

Written by

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Michelangelo Antonioni ... (story)
 
Julio Cortázar ... (short story "Las babas del diablo") (as Julio Cortazar)
 
Michelangelo Antonioni ... (screenplay) and
Tonino Guerra ... (screenplay)
 
Edward Bond ... (English dialogue)

Produced by

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Carlo Ponti ... producer
Pierre Rouve ... executive producer

Music by

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Herbie Hancock ... (as Herbert Hancock)

Cinematography by

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Carlo Di Palma ... (as Carlo di Palma)

Film Editing by

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Frank Clarke ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Alan Corder ... assembly cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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Irene Howard ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Assheton Gorton

Costume Design by

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Jocelyn Rickards ... (dresses)

Makeup Department

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Stephanie Kaye ... hair stylist
Paul Rabiger ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Donald Toms ... production manager
Roy Parkinson ... production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Claude Watson ... assistant director
Adrian Hughes ... first assistant director (uncredited)
Antal Kovacs ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Grania O'Shannon ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Roger King ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Alan Roderick-Jones ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Michael Seymour ... assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Robin Gregory ... sound recordist
Mike Le Mare ... sound editor
J.B. Smith ... dubbing mixer
Fernando Caso ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Arkadi De Rakoff ... assistant sound (uncredited)
Alvaro Gramigna ... foley artist (uncredited)
Ray Palmer ... sound assistant (uncredited)
Michael Sale ... sound assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ray Parslow ... camera operator
David Wynn-Jones ... assistant camera
Terry Cole ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Arthur Evans ... still photographer (uncredited)
Brian Harris ... clapper / loader (uncredited)
Dennis C. Lewiston ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Alec Mills ... focus puller (uncredited)
Douglas Milsome ... focus puller (uncredited)
Mike Rutter ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Rebecca Breed ... wardrobe supervisor (as Jackie Breed)
Evangeline Harrison ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Bruce Sharman ... location manager

Other crew

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John Cowan ... photographic murals
Piers Haggard ... dialogue assistant
Betty Harley ... continuity
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Plot Summary

A successful mod photographer in London whose world is bounded by fashion, pop music, marijuana, and easy sex, feels his life is boring and despairing. Then he meets a mysterious beauty, and also notices something frightfully suspicious on one of his photographs of her taken in a park. The fact that he may have photographed a murder does not occur to him until he studies and then blows up his negatives, uncovering details, blowing up smaller and smaller elements, and finally putting the puzzle together. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Michelangelo Antonioni's first British film See more »
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Also Known As
  • Blow-Up (United Kingdom, English title)
  • Blow-Up (United Kingdom)
  • Blow Up (United Kingdom)
  • Blow-Up (Italy)
  • Blow-Up (United States)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia As a way of bypassing the Production Code (i.e. censors), MGM created "Premiere Productions". This was a dummy company which had no agreement or affiliation with the Production Code and, therefore, did not have to adhere to its standards. MGM did not have to cut the full frontal nudity or other sexually explicit scenes and maintained all rights to the film. When the film opened to rave reviews and excellent box office, this defeat was considered the final blow for the Production Code's credibility and was replaced with a ratings system less than two years later. See more »
Goofs Reflection of bald man with glasses in the top right corner when Thomas is in the phone booth. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Main Title (Blow-Up) See more »
Quotes Thomas: Nothing like a little disaster for sorting things out.
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