Sunday, January 07, 2018

"Blow Up": 1966 film anticipates what could happen today with amateur youtubers

I don’t find a review of “Blow Up” on my legacy doaskdotell site, but I recall seeing it while in graduate school at KU, I think early in 1967.

I mentioned it recently on Wordpress so I wanted to give it a nod here.

The film, directed by Michaelangelo Antonioni and produced for MGM by Carlo Ponti, concerns a fashion photographer (David Hemmings) who discovers he may have inadvertently filmed a murder. 

 One of the women in the picture, Jane, Vanessa Redgrave, tries to recover the picture.


This was a big hit at the time with students who saw the movie.

What if you were out filming YouTube today and this happened with you on a digital camera? Zapruder? 

Wikipedia attribution link for photo of Maryon Park in London where film takes place.  I might have been there in 1982 or 2001, ly Le5zek, under CCSA 3.0. 

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