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.