Zabriskie Point (1970)
Editor's NoteLegendary Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first stateside film is a surreal examination of dissension and rebellion in American society. In particular, ZABRISKIE POINT explores the discord between rich and poor, as well as the distrust between the "establishment" and young, insurgent adults. By using special effects, documentary-style footage, and unusual camera angles, Antonioni succeeds in revealing how societal conflicts lead to anger--and violence.
Zabriskie Point - DVD Review
By: Keith Breese filmcritic.com DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/25/2009 11:39 PM
|In Osha Neumann's memoir of his time as a '60s anarchist radical, Up Against the Wall Motherf**ker!, he describes the scene in 1969 as one of considerable change. He writes, "The season of love, rage, and extravagant expectations was coming to an end... hard drugs replaced LSD. The young dropouts had a nervous, ragged edge... Optimism was giving way to a tight-lipped struggle for survival." Students were taking to the streets and there was a paranoid energy in the air. Anything could change at any second. It was like living on a powder keg. The student radicals in Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point embody that same nervous, angry energy....read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Michelangelo Antonioni - Director|
Plot SummaryTwo young iconoclasts meet by chance in the Arizona desert, and escape together from the materialistic society they both so heartily despise. A sensitive tale of love and social alienation.