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FILM SCREENINGS

  • Blow-Up

    1966. United Kingdom/Italy/USA. Michelangelo Antonioni. 111 min.

  • Herbie

    1966. USA. George Lucas, Paul Holding. 3 min.

Saturday, May 24, 2008, 3:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Blow-Up

    1966. United Kingdom/Italy/USA. Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni. Screenplay by Antonioni, based on a short story by Julio Cortázar. Music by Herbie Hancock. With David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Birkin. Antonioni's foray into Swinging Sixties London is as metaphysical as it is sexy. This spellbinding picture-puzzle of a film derives its erotic charge as much from photographer Hemmings's determined pursuit of the ever-elusive "truth" contained in his grainy images—most mysteriously, a lovers' tryst in a deserted park that may or may not have ended in murder—as it does from his unfailing seduction of statuesque fashion models. Antonioni's sudden cuts in mid-action give Blow-Up the nervous rhythmic quality of jazz, and Herbie Hancock's exploration of piano and organ chords in their upper and lower registers bridges his hard-bop collaborations with Miles Davis in the early 1960s and his soul-funk-fusion excursions of the 1970s. 111 min.

  • Herbie

    1966. USA. Directed by George Lucas, Paul Holding. A University of Southern California student film of abstracted, gleaming car surfaces, edited to the music of Herbie Hancock. 3 min.

In the Film exhibition Jazz Score

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