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Blow-Up is directed by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1966, ploting of a British photographer's accidental involvement with a murder, inspired by Julio Cortázar's short story, "Las babas del diablo" or "The Devil's Drool" (1959, translated also as Blow-Up, and by the life of Swinging London photographer David Bailey. The film was scored by jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.
The film stars David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Tsai Chin and Gillian Hills. The 1960s model Veruschka has a scene considered by Premiere as "the sexiest cinematic moment in history". The screenplay was written by Antonioni and Tonino Guerra, with English dialogue by British playwright Edward Bond. This film was produced by Carlo Ponti, who had contracted Antonioni to make three English-language films for MGM (the others were Zabriskie Point and The Passenger). A must-see!