Blow Out
Oriental Theatre Screen 1Sat, Sep 28, 2013 4:00 PM Event Date Passed
Film Info
Runtime:107 min
Event Type:Features
Country of Origin:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brian De Palma
Cast:John Travolta
Peter Boyden
Nancy Allen
Dennis Franz
John Lithgow
Executive Producer:Fred Caruso
Producer:George Litto
Screenwriter:Brian De Palma
Cinematographer:Vilmos Zsigmond
Editor:Paul Hirsch
Take "Blow-Up," mix it with "The Conversation," then coat the resultant mix with Hitchcockian flair, and you'll end up with Brian De Palma's brilliant tale of cinema and paranoia, a film Pauline Kael referred to as "the best of all American conspiracy movies." We follow Jack Terry (a never-better John Travolta), a recording artist working primarily in pulpy B-movies, whose late-night field recordings just might contain the evidence needed to prove an auto accident was in fact a calculated case of murder. Shadowy conspirators close in on Jack's attempts at unveiling the truth, in a world where no one is to be trusted.