Trailer of the Day: Blow-Up


“Of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar’s short story ‘The Devil’s Drool,’ Antonioni opted to keep only the mechanism of magnification of the image hiding (perhaps) a suspicious reality, showing how far a film director can go to ‘render’ the ‘spirit’ of a literary work instead of transposing a mere plot. David Hemmings is a fashion photographer, Veruschka his favorite model, Vanessa Redgrave an elusive con woman, John Castle an abstract artist married to Vera Miles who tries to find sense in his paintings—among the many other characters all alienated from reality, all wanting to be somewhere or someone else. Both Cortázar and Antonioni chose the thriller’s style, but their search is not the whodunit but rather the ontological, the metaphysical.”—PF (111 mins.)

BLOW-UP screens on Tuesday, May 7 at 7p.m. in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our Literature Into Film series.

Advanced tickets are available for purchase here.

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