Poster title: Blow-Up
Poster Year: 1966
Poster Origin: Italian
Style: yellow style
Film title: Blowup
Film Year: 1966
Film Directors: Michelangelo Antonioni
Film Plot: A mod London photographer seems to find something very suspicious in the shots he has taken of a mysterious beauty in a desolate park.
Grade: C7 Fine to Very Fine. Folded, single-sided. Prior to linen backing this was a theater used poster with minimal handling/edge/fold wear, several clean pinholes around the border from display and some slight cross fold separation, would grade much higher if not for a several inch long tear at the top fold. Now appears near mint.
Framing: List prices are for posters only. Please inquire to discuss framing options.
Blow-Up is an amazing, multi-layered work of cinema that is both a product of it’s time (swinging sixties London) and a defining moment of the era — the closest comparison might be Easy Rider which was filmed only a few years later in the United States. Blow-Up was virtuoso director Michelangelo Antonioni’s first english language film and, despite the critical praise of his early filmography, it was also his only large commercial hit. This film is as influential today as when it was made and remains one of the most collectible titles from the 1960s.
This country-of-origin Italian poster is extremely rare and is one of the few true first printings for this hit film. In Italy, Blow-Up was released into theaters with three identical posters with different background colors — red, yellow, and green. The film ended up a box office smash and new, multi-colored posters were printed for the film. These later printings are considered first release, but not first printing. The yellow and green first printings remain particularly scarce to this day and are in high demand.