Introduction by J. Hoberman on August 23
One of Brian De Palma’s greatest films and one of the great American films of the 1980s, Blow Out finds De Palma mixing a variety of elements—the Kennedy assassination; Chappaquiddick; Antonioni’s Blow-Up; the slasher genre that was then in full flower; elements of Detective Bob Leuci’s experiences working undercover for the Knapp Commission; the harshness and sadness of American life; and, as ever, Hitchcock’s Vertigo—into a hallucinatory thriller that builds to a shattering conclusion. With John Travolta, in perhaps his greatest performance, as a low-budget horror movie sound man who accidentally records a murder, and Nancy Allen, absolutely heartbreaking as the girl caught in the middle.
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