“Blow Out” (1981)

For this week, I covered Brian De Palma’s Blow Out from 1981 and starring John Travolta and Nancy Allen. I was completely taken aback by how much I enjoyed this film. Just a stunning piece of work. Here’s the link: http://thecelebritycafe.com/reviews/film-friday-blow-out-directed-brian-de-palma-09-23-2011

…it is the bleak ending that makes this film. It’s hard to write about it without giving away much, but there are some amazing shots in the last ten minutes. The beautiful slow-motion shots of Travolta running through a parade prove that De Palma was the successor to Sam Peckinpah in that department. That is where Blow Out really elevates itself from good to great.

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