Blow Out

Blow Out

The recipe for this is two parts Antonioni’s Blow Up and one part Coppola’s The Conversation. Sound man (John Travolta) witnesses and accidentally records what may be the assassination of a president hopeful then suddenly finds himself in danger. An unsettling story about a one-man pursuit against rampant political corruption. 

De Palma’s film’s are known for their strong sense of visual style but even by this standard Blow Up is unique. The cinematographer was Vilmos Zsigmond, who’s other collaborations with De Palma include ObsessionBonfire of the Vanities and The Black Dahlia.

Blow Out

  • Director: Brian De Palma
  • Year: 1981
  • Run Time: 107 mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: M