Saturday, 4 April 2009

BLOW UP

Lately I feel so Sixties. It's difficult not to be nostalgic (of a time when I wasn't even born) when watching films like "Blow Up", Michelangelo Antonioni's masterpiece and one of the most amazingly hallucinogenic insights in the 60s music, fashion and attitudes. Starring David Hemmings as a David Bailey alter ego of sorts, the film has in it some of the greatest talents of the decade: Jane Birkin, Vanessa Redgrave, Veruschka, Peggy Moffit... And of course the Yardbirds. We can really feel the change from mod to psychedelic as the film goes by and there is a sense of freedom and that everyhting is possible in it that I think has completely disappeared nowadays. If you have never seen it, do; if you already have, watch it again. It's one of those films you never get tired of. As for me, in these very 80's inspired times, I will still stand for the 60's utopism, creativity and edgyness!

11 Comments:

Blogger tracy mitchell said...

yes! you make great points about the difference between that era and today's. and, of course, blow up is fantastic.

9 April 2009 at 01:20  
Blogger Mlle Quincampoix said...

great !

9 April 2009 at 14:50  
Blogger Penny said...

I have wanted to see Blow Up for such a long time now, I must see it!!!

9 April 2009 at 16:44  
Blogger the freelancer's fashionblog said...

I know what you mean about feeling nostalgic about an era one did not even live in... happens to me a lot, especially when I look at old photos.

9 April 2009 at 19:57  
Blogger Iole said...

hi, just discverd your blog and stopped by. love it!
come to visit mine
xoxo

10 April 2009 at 15:07  
Blogger Taru Tuomi said...

Even though I seen it 6 times already, it always gives me new ideas and Im seeing things in it from different perspectives. Gonna watch it tonight again, just because you reminded me.

4 November 2009 at 15:49  
Blogger sioux said...

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27 November 2009 at 17:24  
Blogger sioux said...

I have always adored this movie, which is a true testimony of the design of that time ... my bf has the same camera used in the film, the Nikon F, which is also the one of my portrait icon

27 November 2009 at 17:26  
Blogger Celine said...

I've been addicted to this film since I was a kid... great insights into the journey of the film :)
Thanks for visiting thewardrobediaries.com!

30 November 2009 at 18:35  
Blogger Elie's Papel said...

Vanessa Redgrave has always been such a beauty and fashion icon... amazing picture of her!!!

9 January 2010 at 06:46  
Blogger Slimbykings said...

I love this film!! Such a masterpiece you can get whatever you want out of it! Antonioni is (was) a freaking genius! Long keep silence in its kingdom xxx

14 July 2010 at 11:04  

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