Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni. Country: UK.
The ultimate Swinging London film, Antonioni’s Blow Up stars David Hemmings as an alienated photographer who cavorts from one wild shoot to the next – from Veruschka to nudie groupies – until he’s overtaken by a series of snapshots in the park that point to the capture of a murder.
Wild, mod and shockingly – for its time –nude, this is the film that brought the art film to the mainstream. It was also a significant inspiration for Mike Myers’ Austin Powers. Digitally restored, this is one film that is so much better on the big screen.