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We are bringing two masterful, staff-favourite arthouse murder mysteries - Antonioni's BLOW UP and De Palma's BLOW OUT - to the big screen for a absolute must-see double bill this August!
BLOW UP (1966)
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
'In 1966, Michelangelo Antonioni transplanted his existentialist ennui to the streets of swinging London for this international sensation, the Italian filmmaker’s first English-language feature. A countercultural masterpiece about the act of seeing and the art of image making, BLOW UP takes the form of a psychological mystery, starring David Hemmings as a fashion photographer who unknowingly captures a death on film after following two lovers in a park. Antonioni’s meticulous aesthetic control and intoxicating color palette breathe life into every frame, and the jazzy sounds of Herbie Hancock, a beautifully evasive performance by Vanessa Redgrave, and a cameo by the Yardbirds make the film a transporting time capsule from a bygone era.
BLOW UP is a seductive immersion into creative passion, and a brilliant film by one of cinema’s greatest artists.
BLOW OUT (1981)
Director: Brian De Palma
'In the enthralling BLOW OUT, brilliantly crafted by Brian De Palma, John Travolta gives one of his greatest performances, as a movie sound-effects man who believes he has accidentally recorded a political assassination. He enlists the help of a possible eyewitness to the crime (CARRIE’s Nancy Allen), who may be in danger herself, to uncover the truth.
With its jolting stylistic flourishes, intricate plot, profoundly felt characterizations, and gritty evocation of early-1980s Philadelphia, BLOW OUT is an American paranoia thriller unlike any other, as well as a devilish reflection on moviemaking.'