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Zabriskie Point (1970)

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.

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... Cafe Owner
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Bill Garaway ... Morty
... Kathleen
... Lee Allen
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An epic portrait of late Sixties America, as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria (who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert) and dropout Mark (who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot)... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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26 March 1970 (Netherlands)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$891,918, 31 December 1971
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In real life, Mark Frechette led a counterculture life much like his character's in the film. Three years after the release of Zabriskie Point (1970) he was imprisoned for his part in a bank hold-up in Boston. He died in prison in 1975 during a weightlifting exercise when a barbell fell on his neck. See more »

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When the plane is buzzing the car, power lines are to Daria's left except in one overhead shot when the lines are to her right. See more »

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Daria: What do you mean reality trip? Oh yeah, they can't imagine things. Were you in with that group? Why didn't you get out?
Mark: I wasn't really in a group. I just couldn't stand their bullshit talk. It really bored the hell out of me. But, when it gets down to it, you have chose one side or the other.
Daria: There's a thousand sides - not just heroes and villains.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: La monnaie de l'absolu (1999) See more »

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So Young
Written by Roger Christian (uncredited), Mike Curb (uncredited) and Roy Orbison (uncredited)
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This film could never succeed, critically or with a popular audience--a great shame.
12 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

The movie presents a view of the United States that only a foreigner could have. Sadly, foreigners can't relate to it and persons from the United States cannot believe it. The movie is, therefore, caught in limbo without an audience. Reviews of the film tend to reflect this.

I have lived away from the US for 30 years and can now pretend to be able to understand what Antonioni was wanting to achieve. My view is that he has excelled. The film is a stunning indictment of the United States and, tragically, I see no remediation in the 29 years since it was first released.


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