Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Zabriskie Point

This is the final scene from Michelangelo Antonioni's 1970 film, Zabriskie Point. I saw it on Kitsune Noir. Skip to the two minute mark. This might be the most artful and beautiful "blowing shit up" scene ever.

Here's what Netflix has to say about the movie..."Writer-director Michelangelo Antonioni's vision of late-1960s America is on full display in this tale that mixes romance and revolution as it explores the love affair between a pot-smoking secretary (Daria Halprin) and a rebel seeking a cause (Mark Frechette). With its not-quite-right hippie dialogue and somewhat simplistic take on American counterculture mythology, the visually stunning film remains an interesting artifact of the times."