Blow-up (sometimes styled as Blowup or Blow Up) is a 1966 mystery drama thriller film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and produced by Carlo Ponti. It was Antonioni's first entirely English-language film, and stars David Hemmings alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Sarah Miles. Also featured is 1960s model Veruschka. The film's plot was inspired by Julio Cortázar's short story "Las babas del diablo" (1959).
After spending the night at a doss house, where he has taken pictures for a book of art photos, photographer Thomas is late for a photo shoot with model Veruschka at his studio, which in turn makes him late for a shoot with other models later in the morning. He grows bored and walks off, leaving the models and production staff in the lurch. As he departs the studio, two teenaged girls who are aspiring models ask to speak to him, but Thomas drives off to visit at an antique shop.
|Andre Cortazar Edward Bond Michelangelo Antonioni Tonino Guerra
|drama mystery thriller
|amplifier awaken break central london claim disturb doss house drive even flophouse jeff beck keith relf lurk meadow mime mime artist morning murder photo shoot pistol scar stone substance intoxication tennis match two girls veruschka yardbird
|Academy Award for Best Director Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay
|Amalgamated Studios London Maryon Park Pottery Lane Regent Street Stockwell
|fashion mystery thriller psychological thriller