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Blow Up Movie Review Summary

Actors: David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle

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In this film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni from the 1960's, a mod disillusioned photographer named Thomas (Hemmings) gets caught up in a suspenseful situation when he takes landscape photographs and unknowingly captures a murder on film. A woman named Jane (Redgrave) asks for the film immediately after he shoots the photos. It isn't until later when he enlarges the negatives that he can see the apparent crime scene with the killer lurking in the bushes.
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Leading a swinging lifestyle in London, Thomas has kinky sexual exploits with his models and even watches through a window as his friend Patricia (Miles) is making love to another man. Thomas frequents the “scene” taking in a rock show where The Yardbirds (Jimmy Page and an angry Jeff Beck stomping and smashing his guitar) are playing with recreational drug use occurring in a backroom. Thomas flees the club with a piece of the broken guitar but he throws it away. He revisits the scene of the crime locating the dead body. The mystery deepens when he finds the prints stolen and the corpse is gone before the authorities find it.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Challenging Time/Era of Movie:    -   1960's-1970's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of mystery?    -   amateur citizen investigator Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of story:    -   voyeurism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns

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