R | | Drama
At Zabriskie Point, United States' lowest point, two perfect strangers meet; an undergraduate dreamer and a young hippie student who start off an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.
Rod Taylor's dialogue was written specifically for him by Sam Shepard.
It was nice of you to come with a guy who doesn't turn on.
Daria: I'm pretty tolerant.
When Mark is buzzing Daria with the airplane, she at one point scrawls out some writing in the sand by the side of the road. Judging by the light and long shadows, it appears to be in late afternoon. Then we see Mark drop Daria something from the plane, which she runs to pick up. But now the light - and much shorter shadows - indicate that it is much earlier than the late afternoon of the previous shot.
The 1991 MGM/UA Home Video version has the original Roy Orbison song intact over the closing "End" title card. The 1984 MGM/UA Home Video version just features a continuation of the Pink Floyd song.
Dance of Death
Written and performed by John Fahey
Courtesy Takoma Records
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