Blow-Up

N.p. N.p., Circa 1966. Vintage borderless photograph of model Veruschka von Lehndorff in her famous five-minute scene from the 1966 film.

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. Light edgewear, else Near Fine.

Complete collation details available on request.

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


[Book #149068]

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