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Favourite films – Blow Out

Despite some ecstatic notices upon release (notably from Pauline Kael and Roger Ebert) Blow Out was a commercial flop. Released during a summer season dominated by escapist entertainments like Raiders of the Lost Arc, For Your Eyes Only, Superman II, and The Cannonball Run, audiences were perhaps not in the mood for compromised, flawed characters and a bleak (some might say callous) tone. The summer of 81 had some notorious flops – the biggest being Universal’s colossal dud The Legend of The Lone Ranger (history repeated itself in 2013) – Blow Out was the most unjust. Continue reading