While recording sound effects for a slasher flick, Jack Terri accidentally records a political assassination. As he perilously romances the only eyewitness to the crime, together they uncover the truth.
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As someone who edits audio on a daily basis, I find this film intoxicating. It's one of John Travolta's best performances, and the suspense is palpable. I love the office scene with the swirling camera.
Not De Palma's best, a little dated here and there and Allen's character annoyed the hell out of me, but a good and very entertaining thriller. Fairly reminiscent of earlier work at points, which was nice to see, and Travolta is good here. Nothing special, but a fun conspiracy story. 3.5/5
At first glance simply a stylish and lightweight homage to Antonioni's "Blow-Up", but at the end one feels more imbued with the heavy, paranoid and futile post-'Nam and Watergate atmosphere of Coppola's "The Conversation" and "The Parallax View" than anything else.
There are things about this film that I found incredible, however as a whole I can't say I loved it. That being said, I thought it was very good. The visuals were incredible and so is Travolta who I don't always love. The paranoia runs strong here and that ending was fucking amazing. Guess I just wasn't as captivated as I had hoped to be. Still very very good! Definitely gonna keep watching more De Palma.
Hitchcock would have killed to make this film. Blow Out is a wonderful piece of entertainment and heads and shoulders above Scarface. It's balancing of horror, suspense, and satire is bar none. At times it's like a crazy opera, but the ending just blew me away, it came out of nowhere and was really quite tender and sad. De Palma is a director who deserves more of my attention.
Un interesante trabajo de De Palma, en el que se ve a un Travolta bastante distinto al acostumbrado en ese entonces. Climas sordidos y un brillante John Lithgow haciendola de sicopata conforman quiza no uno de los mejores trabajos del director, pero al menos, uno bastante efectivo.