Sometimes, reality is the strangest fantasy of all.
Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language film. A portrait of swinging '60s London under the guise of a thriller, it follows a fashion photographer (David Hemmings) who unwittingly takes a photograph of a murder. Co-stars Vanessa Redgrave. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes 1967, time has only raised Blow-Up's stature as a cinema classic.... More
The movie's counterculture themes and explicit content were in defiance of America's moral censorship guidelines (the Hays Code), and its success was a major factor in its downfall. The Hays Code was abandoned in 1968 and replaced with today's MPAA ratings.Hide