Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Zabriskie Point now and forever

To get you in the mood for next month's Michelangelo Antonioni retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston here is a clip from his 1969 film Zabriskie Point. This scene was scored with Pink Floyd music a few years before they would become mainstream with Dark Side of the Moon. Antonioni is known for other films like Blow Up and The Passenger but ZP holds a special place in the heart of all serious film lovers if only for this scene that depicts the destruction of consumer society in the context of the changing moral codes of the late 1960s.