Watch: How ‘Blow-Up,’ ‘The Conversation’ and ‘Blow Out’ Form a Trilogy

Watch: How 'Blow-Up,' 'The Conversation' and 'Blow Out' Form a Trilogy
Watch: How 'Blow-Up,' 'The Conversation' and 'Blow Out' Form Trilogy

The men of Antonioni’s "Blow-Up" (1966), Coppola’s "The Conversation" (1974) and De Palma’s "Blow-Out" (1981) are all loner audio/visual technicians whose ghoulish findings culminate in chaos or murder or death to the world order. 

And in a stylish Vimeo essay, below, we can see how when strung together these films form a trio: Antonioni’s vaguely creepy "Blow-Up" is the hardboiled original, De Palma’s slick "Blow-Out" is the final postmodern explosion and in between lies Coppola’s labor-of-love, a personally favorite of his, and the best example of the nimble power of sound design in any contemporary film.

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