Zabriskie Point (1970)

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At a time of chronic civil unrest in the USA at Zabriskie Point, in Death Valley, CA, two perfect strangers meet; a young revolutionary and an anthropology student who start an unrestrained romance, making love on the dusty terrain.


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20 April 2005 | SolidChris
10
| Beautifully misunderstood...
Antonioni really showed some 'cojones' when he had this movie made. He went to America working under a contract from the most lavish studio (MGM) and he made the most damning portrait of American society i've ever seen. Having seen LA first hand this is the most accurate portrayal of the crowded, overheated and impersonal city. If only Antonioni had met Bill Hicks...

The subsequent burial by the studio is understandable, after such a whopping investment and dismal return. It is sad that people don't get to see this film any more as i believe Antonioni has been proved right. Here he predicts the end of the hippie/civil rights movement in the politics of America. Everyone is much more interested in what goes into their pockets and the relentless expansion of living space into the inhospitable (yet beautiful) desert and beyond. How i would love to see interest in this film re-kindled and a lavish DVD release.

I beseech people to watch Zabriskie Point with an open mind and an open heart. We have a genuinely unique film commenting on a turning point in the history of the most powerful nation on the planet, and we have forgotten about it.

An unexpected gem.

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Trivia

The lead actor Mark Frechette had a different idea about this film than the director Antonioni. Mark wanted it to be a film about the 1968 student revolt against the system while Antonioni insisted on making an art film, so they constantly disagreed.


Quotes

Female White Radical Student #2: I think we understand. A lot of us have understood what makes Black people revolutionary. But, what's going to make white people revolutionaries?
Kathleen: The same God damn thing that makes Black people revolutionaries.
Female White Radical Student #2: But, it's not happening the same way.
Kathleen: You...


Goofs

When Mark is stealing the airplane in L.A., the shadow of the camera equipment mounted atop the engine compartment can be seen briefly as he makes a turn while taxiing.


Alternate Versions

MGM president Louis F. Polk was so worried about the controversy surrounding the film, particularly the threat of an X rating, that he invoked the studio's right to the final cut and ordered Antonioni to eliminate anything that might be potentially controversial. Thus, the riots, the love-ins, and numerous other scenes and fragments of scenes were removed, leaving only seventy minutes. The film was deemed unreleasable and written off as a loss but was saved when Polk was replaced by James T. Aubrey, who thought highly of the film and restored (nearly) all of the cut scenes.


Soundtracks

Come in Number 51, Your Time is Up
Written by
David Gilmour (uncredited), Richard Wright (uncredited), Nick Mason (uncredited) and Roger Waters (uncredited)
Performed by Pink Floyd

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Drama

Details

Release Date:

March 1970

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Zzyzx, California, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$83,956

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