BLOWUP THEN AND NOW as a website project was first inspired by several popular film location and information websites:
Between them they re-ignited my interest in identifying and photographing the NOW views of the THEN scenes from the film, which I had mostly forgotten about prior to the emergence of the internet.
The film had always been in the back of my mind, but when I kept being reminded of it as it cropped up on the websites listed above (I was doing research on other films at the time) I decided I wanted to do something about it.
Initially it was wanting to submit images and/or information to those sites (which I did), but, over time, I found I got more involved with the film as a personal project. I wanted to do something my own way that was substantial and quite unique - a complete pictorial 'then and now' study of the whole film.
What you see here is only a fraction of the result of years of research (both online and off) and many trips to the locations in London from my home in the West Midlands for research and photo-shoots.
I hope you gain as much enjoyment from viewing this site as I have in researching, locating and compiling all the images and information.
Ian S. Bolton: June 2003/January 2015
Have you taken any images you would like to have added to this site? Please e-mail them to me here with the date and location of the image, your copyright details, and any other information you think relevant. Many thanks.
Please e-mail me here so I can take prompt, appropriate action if you wish to:
- Add any of your own stories, anecdotes or trivia;
- Add, confirm or correct any information;
- Have credited or removed any image and/or text of which you are the copyright owner.
Your co-operation is very much desired and appreciated. Thank you.
All THEN images from the film are ©1966 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. and ©2004 Turner Entertainment Co.
All NOW (and other miscellaneous images), as well as all text, are ©2003-2015 Ian S. Bolton, unless copyright is owned by any other individual or organisation. This is stated (whether known or unknown) where such material appears.
This is a not-for-profit website. Therefore, any copyright material shown here is meant purely for website visitors' enjoyment and information. No copyright infringement has ever, is now, or ever will be intended.