Blow-Up (1966)


In this podcast episode, learn the answers to questions like: Why are those mimes playing tennis? And how does photograph enlargement work? Listen now to find out! Scott Croco and Mike Young unhack Blow-Up (1966).

When a photographer thinks he has snapped photos of a murder, he must try to unravel the mystery without getting sidetracked by swingin’ 60s London. David Hemmings and Vanessa Redgrave star in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up (1966)!

Episode Log:

  • Antonioni quote #1 (1:40)
  • Summary of Blow-Up’s story/plot (2:30)
  • General thoughts on Blow-Up (4:15)
  • Theme #1: The power of artists (6:05)
  • Theme #2: Swingin’ 60s London (9:05)
  • Theme #3: Validation of reality by other people (10:30)
  • Similarities to The Conversation (14:35)
  • Antonioni quote #2 (15:50)
  • Capturing an image, developing film, enlarging photos (16:25)
  • Antonioni quote #3 (24:00)
  • Box Office results (27:00)
  • Critics’ reactions and awards (28:05)
  • Antonioni quote #4 (29:15)

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