Blow Up

Posted on - March 1, 2017

Classic film.

An art classic from 1966 ‘Blow Up’ was Michelangelo Antonioni‘s portrayal of a fashion photographer (played by David Hemmings).



Loosely based on several themes – including the life of ’60s celebrity photographer  David Bailey and with a great score by Herbie Hancock – it is still a cult classic.



It’s all a bit ‘Swinging 60’s’ and features a scene in a club where The Yardbirds, featuring both Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck on guitar and Keith Relf on vocals, are seen performing the song “Stroll On.”

And there’s a dead body. Maybe. In the park. In the background of a picture he’s taken…



David inspects his new interior glass – with film – another durable job well done. 


So – there is a lose connection between ‘film’ (in this case photographic) and danger/safety (can’t get much more ‘danger’ than being dead i guess…).


Cool 60’s car. Fitted with Autotint film and paint protection of course…. 


It’s not a joking matter though. Back in the real world there are many dangers posed by glass in every building – big or small.

Whether its a simple case of making glass apparent (so you don’t run through your patio doors), privacy (obscuring important or personal things from prying eyes and opportunist thieves), or much more serious – protection against Explosions (gas or similar) or Bomb blast (a very real threat in today’s terrorist-focused environment) – making your glass as safe as possible makes sense.


“Yeah – Durable? Great. You know that security and safety film you told me about? Yeah. I need it really really quickly….” 


In ‘at risk’ areas it’s sensible to fit the best possible bomb-blast protection film you can. Toughened glass isn’t enough.

Take a look at this footage from 3M showing the enormous difference between glass with AND without window film.



Shocking isn’t it?

Don’t worry – just get Durable in to give you a glass audit – and advise you on all aspects of safety and security.

Window film can be the simplest, most economical and best way to protect you and your colleagues from the potential dangers of a blow up…



“David – I’m not sleeping with you anymore until you do something with these windows. Get Durable in!” 




Vanessa Redgrave, Sarah Miles, David Hemmings, John Castle, Jane Birkin, Gillian Hills, Peter Bowles, Veruschka von Lehndorff  – proper Film Stars!