David Hemmings
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni Cast: David Hemmings
David Hemmings
, Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
, Sarah Miles
Sarah Miles
Michelangelo Antonioni

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Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language production was also his only box office hit, widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Thomas (David Hemmings) is a nihilistic, wealthy fashion photographer in mod "Swinging London." Filled with ennui, bored with his "fab" but oddly-lifeless existence of casual sex and drug use, Thomas comes alive when he wanders through a park, stops to take pictures of a couple embracing, and upon developing the images, believes that he has photographed a murder. Pursued by Jane (Vanessa Redgrave), the woman who is in the photos, Thomas pretends to give her the pictures, but in reality, he passes off a different roll of film to her. Thomas returns to the park and discovers that there is, indeed, a dead body lying in the shrubbery: the gray-haired man who was embracing Jane. Has she murdered him, or does Thomas' photo reveal a man with a gun hiding nearby? Antonioni's thriller is a puzzling, existential, adroitly-assembled masterpiece.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2017
UPC: 0715515192910
Original Release: 1966
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 1:51:00
Sales rank: 5,031

Special Features

Newly, restored 4k digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack; New pieces about Director Michelangelo Antonioni's artistic approach, featuring photography curators Walter Moser and Philippe Garner and art historian David Alan Mellor; Blow Up of "Blow Up," a 2016 documentary on the making of the film; Conversation from 2016 between Garner and actor Vanessa Redgrave; Archival interviews with Antonioni and actors David Hemmings and Jane Birkin; Trailers; Plus: A book featuring an essay by film scholar David Forgacs, an updated 1966 account of the film's shooting by Stig Björkman, the questionnaires the Director distributed to photographers and painters while developing the film, and the 1959 Julio Cortazar short story on which the film is loosely based

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Hemmings Thomas
Vanessa Redgrave Jane
Sarah Miles Patricia
Peter Bowles Ron
John Castle Painter
Jane Birkin Girl
Gillian Hills The Brunette
Jill Kennington Actor
Veruschka Model
Yardbirds Actor
Peggy Moffitt Actor
Ann Norman Actor
Julian Chagrin Mime
Jeff Beck Himself with The Yardbirds
Susan Broderick Antique Shop Owner
Tsai Chin Receptionist
Harry Hutchinson Shopkeeper
Ronan O'Casey Jane's Lover in Park
Jimmy Page Himself with The Yardbirds

Technical Credits
Michelangelo Antonioni Director,Screenwriter
Edward Bond Screenwriter
Frank Clarke Editor
Assheton Gorton Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Tonino Guerra Screenwriter
Herbie Hancock Score Composer
Carlo Di Palma Cinematographer
Carlo Ponti Producer
Paul Rabiger Makeup
Jocelyn Rickards Costumes/Costume Designer
Pierre Rouve Executive Producer
Donald Toms Production Manager
Yardbirds Score Composer

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