Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Movie Of The Day - Blow Out

BLOW OUT (1981) d: Brian DePalma

What might be my favorite Brian DePalma film 'Blow Out' is a great thriller. John Travolta plays Jack, a movie sound guy, who records an accident one night while recording ambient sound for a film. He rescues a girl from the accident, Sally, played by Nancy Allen. In the car was a presidential hopeful so the situation is covered up quickly. When listening to the audio Jack hears a gun shot right before the blow out of the car tire. I'll end it there because you should just watch the film.

I think 'Blow Out' has always been a favorite because there is the filmmaking part of the film which was always fascinating. Using filmmaking tools to help figure out what is going on. I just loved that. The film just came out on DVD and Blu-ray from Criterion and what better way, outside of the theatre, to see the film. Featuring a great performance by John Travolta and Brian DePalma at the top of his game this has always been one of those films I love to tell people about if they haven't seen it. Amazingly shot by one of the best cinematographers ever Vilmos Zsigmond and featuring a great score by Pino Donaggio. If you have yet to see this film by all means do.

1 comment:

SgtPeppers said...

I've never seen this one.