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Has anyone seen Michael in BlowUp? by Katia on 11 February 2008 7:15pm
 
Hello there, it's been a while!

Saturday night I was watching Antonioni's BlowUp in the original language (last time I saw it about 30 years ago) and, as the film is slow as an arthritic tortoise and it was late, I was just following David Hemming's movements (not played by a piece of wood like in MPFC!)) and did not look at the crowd when The Yardbirds were playing. The next day I decided to read about the film a bit and what did I find in Wikipedia:

"Michael Palin of Monty Python's Flying Circus fame can be seen very briefly in the crowd in this scene"

I hit the ceiling because it was a most extraordinary news. If I spotted him on Saturday I would have thought I was hallucinating (had watched a half of Do Not Adjust Your Set just before)!!

So has anyone seen Michael there anyway? can't wait to get a copy and check)))

Cheers
Katia
 
Re: Has anyone seen Michael in BlowUp? by peripatetically on 11 February 2008 7:21pm
 
I had never heard of Michael when I saw "Blowup" when it was fist released in the theaters here in the USA. I haven't seen the movie since. Maybe I'll look for it in the rental store. .
 
Re: Has anyone seen Michael in BlowUp? by canaveralgumby on 11 February 2008 7:41pm
 
This came up once before. I don't believe we ever came to a conclusion about where he is.

Here's the scene in question on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSJGEn4FDys

Maybe this time someone can figure it out.

My guesses - at 25 sec. in, we may be looking at the back of his head, wearing glasses, sideburns, chewing gum. OR, at 34 sec. in, there's a guy who resembles MP to the right in the frame, but the hair's kind of light colored (???).
 
Re: Has anyone seen Michael in BlowUp? by Katia on 11 February 2008 7:53pm
 
Thanks very much! Oh that youtube quality - I've spotted two other "Michaels" already, apart from the ones you mentioned))) So that's interesting anyway, I'll have to get a better copy... wow, that's exciting:)
 
Re: Has anyone seen Michael in BlowUp? by voxpops on 12 February 2008 11:03pm
 
Michael is the black guy in the red pants dancing with the girl in the yellow and red striped pants.
 



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