MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI ARCHIVE
FILMOGRAPHY - FEATURE FILMS
CREDITS
USA 1969 Color 35mm 110minutes
Director
Michelangelo Antonioni
Screenwriters
Michelangelo Antonioni, Fred Gardner, Tonino Guerra, Claire Peploe, Sam Shepard
Photography
Aldo Scavarda
Cast
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Paul Fix, GD Spradlin

IMAGES

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point

ABOUT THE FILM
Zabriskie Point

Suspected of shooting a cop during a campus riot, Frechette escapes in a stolen plane, meets Halprin and makes love with her in the barren desert of Death Valley. This central sequence suggests the only hope for real human contact is in a world devoid of the anger, despair and materialism of the consumer society. Frechette finally gives himself up, but the apocalyptic ending - a house explodes along with all its televisions, food-packed freezers, clothes and books as well as its very foundations - still manages to celebrate the youthful dreams that envisage the end of the consumerism.

The Hong Kong Arts Centre

RESOURCES
VHS: Amazon.com
Soundtrack CD: Amazon.com


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"My work is like digging, it's archaeological research among the arid materials of our times. That's how I understand my first films, and that's what I'm still doing..."
—On Zabriskie Point (Esquire, August, 1970)



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