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Blow Out (1981) Poster

(1981)

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References 

Citizen Kane (1941)
It is referenced.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948)
It is referenced.
Rear Window (1954)
It is referenced.
Touch of Evil (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
The chase/tragic ending amidst a parade and fireworks is a direct nod to the carnival at then end of this film.
Peeping Tom (1960)
The color red is used predominantly in each murder of a woman, a nod to Peeping Tom, which used the same suggestive tactic.
Psycho (1960)
From Russia with Love (1963)
John Lithgow's character in Blow Out has the same watch with piano wire as Red Grant
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) (Short)
Dennis Franz's character says that this is the biggest thing since the Zapruder film
Blow-Up (1966)
La région centrale (1971)
long 360 degree pan with electronic sounds is an hommage to Michael Snow's 1971 film
Black Christmas (1974)
The opening "movie within a movie", with a heavy-breathing killer peering into the windows of a sorority house via a point-of-view shot.
Jaws (1975)
Who Can Kill a Child? (1976)
"Island of the Damned" English language poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
Fantasex (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
The Food of the Gods (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the room of the secretary of the movie producer
Squirm (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the room of the secretary of the movie producer
Empire of the Ants (1977)
Poster on the wall at the "scream casting" with the three girls.
Lure of the Triangle (1977)
Poster on the wall at the "scream casting" with the three girls.
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
The Other Side of Julie (1978)
Film's poster seen.
Hardcore (1979)
It is referenced.
Winter Kills (1979)
Top of building finale fight between villain and protagonist with a gigantic American flag featuring. Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond was the director of photography on both pictures.
Without Warning (1980)
Poster glimpsed several times in hallway of movie producer
Blood Beach (1980)
Poster seen
The Boogey Man (1980)
Poster on the floor outside the editing room where Jack is usually working with his colleague.

Referenced in 

Boogeyman II (1983)
References Blow Out (1981) in a line of dialogue.
The Dead Zone (1983)
Twenty Years of African Cinema (1983)
Poster seen
Body Double (1984)
It is referenced.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Ted Danson/Courteney Cox/Judy Schwartz & Rickey Berkowitz (1985) (TV Episode)
Courteney Cox mentions the Brian De Palma movie
At the Movies: UHF/Valentino Returns/Shag (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the Video Pick of the Week segment about "The Experts".
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
JFK (1991)
The life of a person is disrupted after exposing a assassination.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Undercover cop's name is Freddi who suffers from pain of belly
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Travolta, in 'Blow Out'"
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned as one of Quentin's three favorite movies of all time.
Due South: The Blue Line (1995) (TV Episode)
Ray confuses it with Blow-Up (1966).
'Obsession' Revisited (2001) (Video)
Brian de Palma refers to having used actor John Lithgow a number of times.
Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) (Video)
Cheerleader Massacre (2003) (Video)
A voyeuristic man is murdered while he looks through a window.
Femme Fatale: Behind the Scenes (2003) (Video)
This earlier Brian de Palma film is referred to by actress Rebecca Romijn-Stamos.
Saw (2004)
It is referenced.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Sandra Bullock refers to John Travolta having played a sound recordist
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Grindhouse (2007)
Music used during Death Proof.
Death Proof (2007)
During the scene where Julia texts Christian, score song "Sally and Jack" can be heard.
Oorlogswinter (2008)
Director Koolhoven has admitted the influence on his direction for this movie.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
under Paul Hirsch's name in graphic
Midnight Movie Review: Koolhoven and Alink on Blow Out (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Blow Out: Interview with Garrett Brown (2011) (Video)
Featurette about this feature film.
Blow Out: Interview with Director Brian De Palma (2011) (Video)
Featurette about this feature film.
Blow Out: Interview with Nancy Allen (2011) (Video)
Featurette about this feature film.
Midnight Movie Review: Koolhoven and Alink on Blow Out: Part II (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Castle: Dial M for Mayor (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Castle
Amber Alert (2012)
People catch through a microphone certain sounds connected with a violent and dangerous criminal.
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
The Cinema Snob: Moment by Moment (2013) (TV Episode)
"You'll do Blow Out in a couple of years, that was a good movie."
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Homage.
Cinematic Excrement: Battlefield Earth (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster pops up when Smeghead brings up how John Travolta's star power was fading in the 80's.
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions this as a better John Travolta movie the angels should be showing God.
Shhhh (2014)
Harris mentions it's playing at the New Beverly Cinema, and later it's listed on the marquee.
Mr. Robot: eps2.5_h4ndshake.sme (2016) (TV Episode)
The first sequence of the episode uses the main theme from Blow Out (1981). Just like in the film, the sequence ends with the scream of a woman soaked in red.
De Palma & Donaggio: Masters of Pure Cinema (2016)
It is documentary refering the work between Brian de Palma and Pino Donnaggio. It relates on 7 movies they ghave done together incuding Blow Out.
99.9% Innocent (2017) (Short)
Referred to by the director as an influence

Features 

Murder à la Mod (1968)
Dennis Franz's character watches the film on TV.

Featured in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: John Travolta/Erma Bombeck (1981) (TV Episode)
John Travolta shows a clip from his movie
At the Movies: Pulp Faction: The Tarantino Generation (1995) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Scene by Scene: Brian De Palma (1998) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clips from the movie shown
Famous: John Travolta (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster
Blow Out: Interview with Garrett Brown (2011) (Video)
Shows clip footage from this film.
Blow Out: Interview with Director Brian De Palma (2011) (Video)
Shows clip footage from this film.
Blow Out: Interview with Nancy Allen (2011) (Video)
Shows clip footage from this film.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during the "Hot & Now" segment
WatchMojo: Top 10 John Travolta Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Jack Terry is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Voyeur Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Blow Out is #7.
More Than Money: George Litto (2015) (Video)
Discussed
The Music Is an Actor: Pino Donaggio (2015) (Video)
Discussed
De Palma (2015)
Clips shown.

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