Blow-Up

N.p. N.p., Circa 1966. Collection of 20 vintage borderless photographs from the 1966 film, 18 reference photographs and 2 fashion photographs of Rosaleen Murray and Ann Norman. Mimeo snipes on the verso of three of the photographs.

Inspired by the 1959 short story "Las Babas del Diablo" by Julio Cortazar.

Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language film, marking the beginning of the final phase of his work, co-produced by companies in Italy, the United States and the United Kingdom and featuring an international cast. The director's brash use of color, set design, non-standard editing techniques, and typical emphasis of atmosphere over plot would carry over into the two major films that followed, "Zabriskie Point" (1970) and "The Passenger" (1975).

In his 2009 essay on the film, Danny Lyon notes, "It is apt that through [his established] style Antonioni made a movie that is perhaps closest to communicating the myth of the swinging Sixties scene but also the confusion of the time. ... Britain's new and very chaotic [cultural] revolution was perhaps most effectively captured by an Italian."

Winner of the Palme d'Or. Nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay.

8 x 10 inches. Lightest edgewear, else Near Fine.

Complete collation details available on request.

Criterion Collection 865. Ebert I. Grant UK/Italy.


[Book #148795]

Price: $2,200.00