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Blow Out 1981

From Amazon: Brian De Palma's 1981 thriller is something of a homage to Michelangelo Antonioni's masterful Blowup, though there are hints of Francis Ford Coppola's paranoia-inducing Conversation sprinkled throughout. John Travolta plays a sound-effects man who witnesses what appears to be a tragic car accident killing a presidential candidate. The audio tape he happened to be recording at that moment (adding to his collection of natural sounds), however, suggests but doesn't prove that a murderous conspiracy is afoot. Trying to tease a shred of evidence from murky doubt, Travolta's character turns to a hooker (Nancy Allen) for help and...

Directed By:
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Blow Out Movie Review by Jarrod (12/19/2007)

'Blow Out' is as good a thriller as I have ever seen, a testament to Brian De Palma's distinctive vision, and one of his best films. It is inspired, in part, by Michaelangelo Antonioni's 1966 classic, Blowup, but bears more of a resemblance to The Conversation, and it also incorporates elements of Hitchcock, one can trace...

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Blow Out Movie Review by F A B (2/1/2007)

I'm not going to get all crazy but I really think this is one of the most underrated films to come out in a long time.Though not Depalma's best film,clearly one can see that he was heading on to great things with the flick.Travolta gives a strong performance in the lead role and is bolstered by an even stronger supporting...

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