Blow Out [Personal Effects]

N.p. Self published, 1980. Early Draft script, agency copy, for the 1981 film, "Blow Out," here under the working title, "Personal Effects."

A noirish De Palma highspot, with influences from Antonioni's "Blow-Up" and Francis Ford Coppola's "The Conversation." A fine role for John Travolta, who would experience a slight career dip and bounce back hard with Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction." Considered by many to be the finest of the director's films of the 1980s, a paranoid thriller that is visually arresting from start to finish, as well as what Criterion calls .".a devilish reflection on moviemaking." A favorite of the fickle Pauline Kael, and the answer to your child's question, "Daddy, did John Travolta ever make a good film?"

Untitled blue wrappers. Title page present, dated 1980, with a credit for De Palma. 107 leaves, with last page of text numbered 102. Xerographic duplication, with photocopied punch holes. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus, bound with two gold brads.

Criterion Collection 502. Grant, p. 80. Spicer, p. 425.


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