Hey there and welcome to Flare Street Film Club!
Over the next little while, we’ll be chatting about classic 1960’s and 70’s films via our blog. We’ll be posting links of where you can watch them, links to their Playlists on Spotify as well as reviews the aspects of the films we adore – you guessed it, the fashion, tunes and fabulous babes they feature in the films!
Our blog series ‘Babes Who Inspire Us’ will give you a bit of a clue as to which films we’ll be chatting about… but first up is the 1966 absolute classic, ‘Blow Up’.
Blow up, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with the fabulous soundtrack created by Herbie Hancock! It is, 50 years later, just as thrilling, enthralling and goes down in history as one of the most influential films of the 60’s…
The film opens with us getting to see German model, actress and artist, Veruschka, work her magic and it is something special! We’ve seen the images of her in the top magazines like Vogue, but to watch her move and groove around is bewitching.
Her outfits in this film are fabulous too, a beaded black dress with the classic 1960’s side slit and towards the end of the film when she’s in ‘Paris’, she dons a high neck yellow snake skin number that had us swooning!
Jane Birkin (read about her here!) is looking ethereal, cheeky and plays a playful blond girl. Trying on 60’s dresses and rocking around in the classic mini dress with 3 colours, bright tights and that fab front-fringe hair cut. What’s not to love!?
Smashing up guitars before Hendrix, the Yardbirds appear in the film with close ups of a young Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.
They play ‘Stroll On’ to a room full of students and artists. Many of these actors were actually just regular 60’s Londoners in their own clothes dancing around, entranced by the band (the Yardbirds). And what outfits they are!
You can read an interview about the set from one of the babes online here!
Following along the story line of ‘Blow Up’ is a trip in itself, but what a piece of art it is! How thankful are we that Antonioni captured so much of the 60’s swinging London scene for us to watch for all the years later!
You can watch ‘Blow Up’ online via iTunes here…https://itunes.apple.com/au/movie/blow-up/id302577055
Play the Soundtrack Playlist here…
And view many more images from the film on our Pinterest here…
Next up on Flare Street Film Club is 'Performance'!