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Blowup (1966) was a Mystery - Drama Film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and produced by Carlo Ponti and Pierre Rouve.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best DirectorMichelangelo AntonioniNominated
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Ron: What did you see in that park?
Thomas: Nothing... Ron.


The Blonde: Couldn't you give us just a couple of minutes?
Thomas: Couple of minutes? I haven't even got a couple of minutes to have my appendix out.


Jane: What are you doing? Stop it! Stop it! Give me those pictures. You can't photograph people like that.
Thomas: Who says I can't? I'm only doing my job. Some people are bullfighters, some people are politicians. I'm a photographer.


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As a way of bypassing the Production Code (i.e. censors), MGM created "Premiere Productions". This was a dummy company which had no agreement or affiliation with the Production Code and, therefore, did not have to adhere to its standards. MGM did not have to cut the full frontal nudity or other sexually explicit scenes and maintained all rights to the film.
Thomas' Rolls Royce actually belonged to Jimmy Savile and used to be white but was painted black for the film.
Loosely based on the careers of Swinging London's ace fashion photographers David Bailey and Terence Donovan.
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